Tag: Federal Aviation Administration

LAX Gets $4m FAA Grant For Project To Reduce Airport Ground Emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Los Angeles International Airport will receive a federal grant of about $4 million for a project that reduces airport ground emissions. The city’s Board of Airport Commissioners voted to accept the Federal Aviation Administration grant as part of the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions program, created by Congress in 2004 to help airports meet emissions requirements […]

New Drone Operational Rules Finalized by the FAA

Reading Time: 3 minutes On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. The new rules will take effect in late August and affect drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are being used for purposes other than hobbyist operations. […]

New Air Traffic Towers Too Small For Old Tech

Reading Time: 3 minutes Two state-of-the-art airport towers due to go into operation this fall in San Francisco and Las Vegas will first need extensive remodeling to make room for technology that dates backs to the early days of air traffic control, according to union officials. The new rooms on top of the towers where controllers watch aircraft operations […]

FAA Approves A350 XWB for ‘Beyond 180 Minutes’ ETOPS

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Airbus A350-900 for ETOPS* (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This approval means that when the first FAA-affiliated operators start to take delivery of their A350s in 2017 they will be able to serve new direct non-limiting routings, compared with a standard […]

The Evolution of Commercial Supersonic Passenger Jets

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is a supersonic aircraft? It is the plane that can fly faster than the speed of sound (768 mph/ 1,236 km/h), in aviation called ‘Mach 1’. Assuming that, the flight is supersonic when aircraft is flying faster than Mach 1 speed. Referring to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval, the fastest speed using ever […]

Near Miss For Lufthansa and Drone

Reading Time: 2 minutes The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30pm at an altitude of 5,000 […]

U.S. Aviation Regulator Starts Rule-Making Process For Public Drone Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday said it would develop drone regulations allowing some unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to fly over people, an authorization eagerly sought by a range of industries including real estate and agriculture. The U.S. aviation regulatory agency, under pressure from Congress and industry to accommodate commercial drones, said it established a […]

Air Traffic System Update at American’s Charlotte Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA and NASA will try to fix antiquated air traffic system at American’s Charlotte Hub. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the second busiest hub for the world’s biggest airline, has been designated as the site for a unique effort by NASA to update the country’s antiquated air traffic management system. NASA’s effort, called ATD2 for airspace […]

Drone Registry Recommendations Under Attack

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Washington Post 700 close calls with drones have been reported by pilots this year, a figure which is double that of 2014, while in 2013 the reports were virtually non-existent. For some time the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been preparing recommendations for the registration of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) […]