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A Travel Ban Is No Barrier to Ebola—and Borders on Racism

U.S. right-wingers are fanning a hysteria that could damage the fight against the disease and discriminate against both Africans and African-Americans.

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Here Come the (Commercial) Drones, America

The Federal Aviation Administration has given BP energy corporation permission to use drones in Alaska, marking the first time the government agency has allowed commercial drones to fly over American land.

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 READ MORE



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Six States Chosen to Test Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia have been selected to host sites for testing the commercial use of drones.

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The New Airplane Mode: FAA to Finally Update Electronics Rules

After deliberating for the better part of a year, a Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel is set to make it possible for you to use your portable gadgets during takeoff and landing.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Obama Goes Wobbly

President Obama had the opportunity this week to make an irresponsible Congress face the consequences of its own dumb actions. For reasons I cannot fathom, he took a pass.

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Aviation Industry to FAA: Forget About Privacy

Last month, aviation industry executives asked the FAA to disregard concerns about civilian privacy when it comes to the potential future use of drones in domestic airspace.

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FAA Prepares to Furlough 4,000 Workers

The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing to partially shut down its operations and furlough up to 4,000 employees at midnight Friday after Congress could not agree on details in the legislation to extend the agency’s authority.

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FAA Giving Boeing 737s a Close Look

After an alarming gash appeared in the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines plane while it was in flight last Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration wisely elected to call for a large-scale inspection of Boeing 737s with an eye toward finding similar wear and tear.

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 READ MORE



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FAA to Fine American Airlines $24.2 Million

The FAA has proposed its largest fine ever over maintenance violations, which in this case could have caused fires and explosions, according to the regulator. American Airlines can appeal the fine, more than twice as large as the previous record-setting penalty.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010 READ MORE


A Chance to Avert Tragedy

So now we know that pilots responsible for the safety of about a quarter of the flying public rest up for duty by catching a few winks in an airport lounge, or sleeping in idle aircraft or aboard a cross-country flight from their hometowns to their airport home base.

Posted on May 21, 2009 READ MORE


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You Are Now Free to Blow the Whistle

The shocking truth about FAA plane inspections was revealed Thursday when three inspectors told a congressional hearing their supervisors ignored their concerns about the safety of Southwest planes and reprimanded them for raising questions.

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9/11 Commissioners Troubled by Pentagon, FAA and Giuliani

In their new book “Without Precedent,” 9/11 Commission Chairmen Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton discuss their frustration with the Pentagon and FAA, whose misstatements almost led to an investigation into possible deception.

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Book: Sept. 11 Panel Doubted Officials

Long suspected and ultimately confirmed news from the AP: “The Sept. 11 commission was so frustrated with repeated misstatements by the Pentagon and FAA about their response to the 2001 terror attacks that it considered an investigation into possible deception, the panel’s chairmen say in a new book.”

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