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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.

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Temporary Deal Has FAA Back Up and Running

The Senate voted Friday to temporarily fund the Federal Aviation Administration, putting 74,000 transportation and construction workers back on the job until September. (more)

Posted on Aug 5, 2011 READ MORE



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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.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 READ MORE



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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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