Federal Aviation Administration

Passengers wait for bags at the Southwest Airlines baggage claim at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as flights are delayed due to technical issues at a Federal Aviation Administration center.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

SFO Dodges #Flypocolypse As Computer Glitch Causes Hundreds Of Flight Delays, Cancellations In Northeast

Air traffic was snarled and passengers’ tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast were delayed or cancelled.

08/15/2015

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Tired Air Traffic Controllers Making Skies Less Safe, According To Newly-Released FAA Study

Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government kept secret for years.

08/11/2015

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Glitch Grounds All U.S. United Continental Flights

All United Continental flights in the U.S. have been grounded due to computer problems.

07/08/2015

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New SFO Traffic Flow Creating Headaches For Some Palo Alto Residents

People on the Peninsula have noticed planes flying overhead for years, but because of new FAA satellite technology, say it’s gotten worse.

05/26/2015

An American Airlines Boeing 757. (American Airlines)

U.S. Airways Name To Disappear In FAA-Approved Merger With American Airlines

The Federal Aviation Administration authorized American Airlines and U.S. Airways to operate as a single carrier on Wednesday.

04/08/2015

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FAA May Target Drone Pilots Who Upload Videos To YouTube

If you fly a drone and post the aerial footage on YouTube, you could get a warning from the Federal Aviation Administration.

03/12/2015

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FAA Campaign Urges New Drone Owners To Fly Safely This Holiday Season

With drones becoming popular gifts, the sky over the Bay Area may get much more crowded this Christmas. A new campaign has been launched to make sure the new aircraft are flown safely.

12/22/2014

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FAA Records Show Sharp Increase In Near Collisions Between Drones And Aircraft

There have been at least 25 near collisions over the last six months, and more than 175 incidents of drones seen near airports or in restricted airspace.

11/26/2014

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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

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