Pilots & Air Traffic Controllers Shifting To Text MessagesAirline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation's busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds great potential, according to the FAA.
Plane Crashes Short Of Runway In Mineral WellsAccording to the FAA, three people were on board the plane. Two were rushed to the hospital via helicopter.
FAA Contemplating Whether Millions Of Drones Will Fill SkiesThe FAA began issuing drone pilot licenses less than a month ago. Already, 13,710 people have applied to take the pilot exam, and 5,080 have passed it.
FAA Warns Airline Passengers Not To Use Samsung SmartphoneAviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire.
New FAA Drone Rules Now In EffectNew commercial drone regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration are now in effect, and a North Texas drone retailer and training center has already seen a major uptick in business.
New Regulations In Effect For Small, Commercial DronesThe new rules for small business drone use take effect today. Before now commercial drone operators had to go through the lengthy process of getting a waiver from the federal government to operate.
Hot-Air Balloonists Face A Day Of Reckoning -- And RegulationSparked by the worst ballooning tragedy in U.S. history -- a deadly fire and crash in Texas -- the FAA will meet with hot air balloon operators Friday to discuss "the risks facing the ballooning community."
AA Flight Evacuated Due To LeakAmerican Airlines 1822, an Airbus A320 aircraft, evacuated passengers via emergency slides at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida at 2:40 p.m. Thursday according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Houses Passes Bill To Boost Airport Security, Reduce LinesThe House has passed an aviation bill aimed at boosting airport security, reducing screening lines and refunding fees to passengers whose luggage is lost or arrives late.
What Investigators Are Looking For After Deadly Helicopter CrashInvestigators are looking into the possibility of an in-flight break up because of the wreckage scattered in the area.
Southwest Airlines CEO Talks Cuba & Wait TimesFrom long security lines to delayed flights, the airline industry has seen its fair share of controversy in recent months. But the head of Southwest Airlines discussed his plans for the future, and his commitment to making travel easier.
Emergency Landing Leads Safety Concerns Near Small Plano AirportIt's a private airport that for 50 years, pilots have been able to taxi their planes directly from their houses to the runway.