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Police drone. (CBS)

California Gets Passed Over For FAA Drone Development Site

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. California did not make the list, despite significant lobbying by the strong aerospace industry.


San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

FAA Imposes Landing Restrictions On Foreign Jets At SFO

U.S. aviation officials are no longer allowing foreign airlines to land alongside another plane when touching down at San Francisco International Airport.


The scene, from a distance of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at SFO. (credit: Hougdiggs/KPIX)

More Training For U.S. Pilots To Be Required In Wake Of SFO Crash

The question of pilot experience is one of the issues raised in the investigation of the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco on Saturday.


An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

FAA To Close 11 California Control Towers

Eleven air traffic control towers at small airports throughout California are on the Federal Aviation Administration’s list of nationwide facilities to be closed next month due to spending cuts.


Marine Rescue

SFO’s New $5.2M Boathouse Ready For Emergencies

A new $5.2 million boathouse made its debut Thursday at San Francisco International Airport. The emergency-response facility, located off North Access Road on the bay perimeter of the airport’s property, is ready to assist if planes get in trouble over the Bay.


Oakland International Airport

Bay Area Airports To Adopt Satellite-Based Air Traffic Control System

A modern, satellite-based system of air traffic control now in development will streamline how commercial airliners take off and land at Northern California airports.


San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

SFO Construction To Improve Runway Safety, Cause Flight Delays

The FAA is set to downgrade SFO to a Level 2 hub as they believe runway construction will leave the airport vulnerable to delays and congestion.


Debris from the plane that crashed at the Reno Air Races is scattered in front of the grandstand at the Stead Airport on Sept. 16, 2011 in Reno, Nev. A World War II era fighter plane plunged into the grandstands Friday during a popular annual air show, injuring several dozen spectators and leaving a horrific scene of bodies and wreckage. (AP)

Organizers At Salinas Air Show Say Safety Is Top Priority

Friday’s crash at the Reno Air Races is on the minds of those who organize other aviation events.


Artist rendering of the Oakland Control Tower (Oakland International airport website)

Construction Resumes On Oakland International Airport Control Tower

Construction has resumed on the new control tower at Oakland International Airport. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California, who came to the airport Tuesday, warned that work could stop again unless Congress meets another funding deadline for the Federal Aviation Administration.


San Francisco International Airport

ConsumerWatch: FAA Deal Revokes Flight Tax Break

There is some bad news for consumers who thought they were going to catch a break after they paid airfare ticket taxes before the July 23rd partial Federal Aviation Administration shutdown and flew on or after that date.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/08/2011




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