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  • Cellphone calls during flights? Stop the plane, I want to get off

    Cellphone calls during flights? Stop the plane, I want to get off
    Let me just say this about the possibility that the FCC will let people make cellphone calls on airplanes: Geronimooooooooooooo!!!! (Uh, no offense to Native Americans intended.) POLL: Should the FCC allow cellphone use in flight? Because if...
  • FAA to issue warning on engine icing risks on 787s and 747s

    FAA to issue warning on engine icing risks on 787s and 747s
    The Federal Aviation Administration plans to issue a warning to airlines flying certain Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners and 747-8 jumbo jets, advising that they avoid high-altitude thunderstorms after instances of icing. The anticipated move comes after...
  • AeroVironment earnings drop 80%

    AeroVironment earnings drop 80%
    Monrovia drone maker AeroVironment Inc. reported an 80% downturn in quarterly net income after a drop in military contracts for its small robotic aircraft. Net income for the 2014 second quarter was $1.7 million, or 7 cents a share. A year earlier,...
  • Travelers stranded by powerful East Coast storm

    Travelers stranded by powerful East Coast storm
    BOSTON – High winds and a powerful storm system moving through the Northeast stranded some travelers and delayed others indefinitely on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year. Some of the lengthiest delays were at Philadelphia International...
  • Stormy weather makes Thanksgiving travel a slog

    Stormy weather makes Thanksgiving travel a slog
    The common wisdom is that everything begins in California and then trends eastward. Add Thanksgiving weather to the list. A storm that began in the West has worked its way through the South and Midwest and has become a wall of pain from the Carolinas...
  • Small plane crash in western Alaska kills 4

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys killed four of the 10 people aboard, including an infant boy, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said Saturday. The pilot and three passengers died in the...
  • FAA making plans for drone flights in U.S.

    FAA making plans for drone flights in U.S.
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration published a plan Thursday that sets the stage for law enforcement agencies, businesses, universities and hobbyists to begin flying remotely piloted aircraft, better known as drones, in the United...
  • Southwest Airline faces $325,000 fine over modification error

    Southwest Airline faces $325,000 fine over modification error
    The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $325,000 fine against Southwest Airlines, claiming it improperly modified equipment on a small jet that has since flown more than 1,000 flights. The fine involved an anti-icing warning system on the...
  • Amazon hopes drone delivery idea will fly

    Amazon hopes drone delivery idea will fly
    Overnight delivery is no longer good enough. As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later. In a...
  • Amazon's drones: What happens if my cat catches one?

    Amazon's drones: What happens if my cat catches one?
    There’s a lot of buzz Monday about Amazon.com — specifically, its plan to deliver packages by drone. Amazon already has a name for the service: Prime Air. It also has a video showing how it works. Which is pretty good, considering what it...
  • FAA to allow expanded use of electronic devices during flights

    FAA to allow expanded use of electronic devices during flights
    The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that it will let airlines expand passengers' use of portable electronic devices during all phases of flight, possibly by the end of the year. The expansion will allow most passengers to play games,...