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Fire At FAA Facility In Chicago Cancels, Delays Bay Area Flights

Bay Area flights to and from the Chicago area are canceled and delayed Friday morning because of a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration
center.

09/26/2014

A photo taken on September 9, 2014 shows a drone flying over vineyards of the Pape Clement castle, belonging to Bordeaux winemaker Bernard Magrez in the soutwestern French town of Pessac. Magrez is the first winemaker to have bought last February a drone equipped with a infrared camera to determine the optimal maturity of the domain's grapes and thus harvest them at different times. AFP PHOTO JEAN PIERRE MULLER. (Photo credit should read JEAN PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Government To Allow Drones For TV, Movie Production; Other Industries May Follow Suit

The government plans to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

09/25/2014

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Federal Aviation Administration’s 24-Hour Flight Ban To Tel Aviv, Includes SFO

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. air carriers from flying into Tel Aviv’s airport due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

07/22/2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Amazon Asks FAA Permission To Fly Drones For Delivering Packages In Under 30 Minutes

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

07/11/2014

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Pilot Killed In Livermore Plane Crash Was Air Force Veteran

A 63-year-old military veteran was killed in a plane crash near Livermore on Saturday afternoon, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

06/23/2014

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Witnesses Say Pilot Jumped Without Chute From Burning Plane That Crashed Near Livermore

Several witnesses spotted the pilot jumping from the aircraft without a parachute after the plane caught on fire after taking off from Livermore airport on Saturday.

06/22/2014

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1 Dead When Experimental Plane Crashes Near Livermore

At least one person has died in an experimental plane that crashed and sparked a brush fire in a field in Alameda County near Livermore Saturday afternoon.

06/21/2014

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Universities Train Next Generation Of Drone Operators As FAA Considers Their Commercial Regulation

The recent revelation that a U.S. commercial jet nearly collided with a drone is adding urgency to the need for new FAA rules governing commercial drones. Meanwhile, universities are training their next generation of operators for journalistic practice.

05/13/2014

A United Airlines 757 in flight after takeoff from San Francisco International Airport. (AP file photo)

Plane Bound For Hawaii Returns To LAX Due To Smoke In Cockpit

A United Airlines flight has arrived safely back at Los Angeles International Airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin during a flight to Hawaii.

05/10/2014

Grounded American Airlines MD-80 aircraft sit on the tarmac April 10, 2008 at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Irving, Texas. American Airlines again canceled more than 900 flights today as part of the effort to complete inspections and repairs of faulty wiring on its MD-80 aircraft. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

FAA Reveals At San Francisco Conference That Jet Nearly Hit Drone In Florida

Jim Williams of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft systems office acknowledged the incident Thursday at a San Francisco drone conference, citing it as an example of the risks posed by integrating drones into U.S. airspace.

05/09/2014

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