October 30, 2020

The FAA calculated that Boeing’s 737 Max could crash a total of 15 times, killing more than 3,000 people, if it wasn’t grounded and fixed

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By Will martin From Business Insider An internal investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which was recently made public, predicted that the Boeing 737 Max crash could crash 15 times more over its lifespan. The figure was released during a Wednesday hearing before the House Transportation Committee on the plane’s safety. 15 crashes of […]

Panel to review how FAA approved Boeing 737 Max System

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Voice of America From Jakarta News CHICAGO – A global team of experts this week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Maxs flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency. […]

FAA says Boeing will fix 737 Max 8 system

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From FOX KTVU BEIJING (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says it expects Boeing will soon complete improvements to an automated anti-stall system that is suspected of contributing to a deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in October. The FAA said Monday that Boeing will also update training requirements and flight crew manuals related […]

US bans cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes

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By Jon Fingas From engadget Cargo flights will also have to carry mostly-drained batteries. The US government just added a new wrinkle to receiving lithium-ion batteries. The Department of Transportation and the FAA have issued an interim rule banning the transport of lithium-ion batteries and cells as cargo aboard passenger flights. It also demands that batteries aboard […]

Proposed FAA rules loosen restrictions on drone flights at night

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By A J Dillinger From Engadget Drones would also be allowed to fly overhead and will be further integrated into national airspace. Right on the heels of Canada introducing new, stricter regulations for drone operations, the US Department of Transportation proposed a new set of rules for drones that would allow the unmanned vehicles to fly over populated areas and […]

Gadget of the week

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One of the best 7 Drones from Popular Mechanics By Don Melanson From Popular Mechanics The era of drones is upon us, but how to you pick the right flyer? For the most part, your options range from tiny, cheap, radio-controlled quadcopters that can bmavic puzz around your backyard to full-fledged drones equipped with high-quality […]

US: Louisville wants a fleet of drones to survey areas after shootings

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By David Lumb From engadget Kentucky’s biggest city pitched this idea to a UAV-funding federal program. Earlier this week, the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky told reporters that he wants the city to field a fleet of drones that automatically survey areas after guns are fired. The city would detect firearm discharges using its existing ShotSpotter […]

FAA gets more power over drones

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Ruling gives FAA more power over drones than local governments By Mariella Moon From engadget A city in Massachusetts will now have to tweak its drone ordinance due to a landmark ruling. When it comes to drone regulations, the FAA’s rules trump anything local governments conjure up. That’s what a federal court in Massachusetts has […]

Robots and drones will work together to deliver all our goods

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By Kerry Davis From engadget Delivery trucks with robots onboard might be only five to ten years away. The infrastructure to support traditional deliveries has been strained ever since the growth in online orders. What’s more, the projected growth will exceed anything UPS, FedEx and the like can currently support. Because of that, companies like […]

CNN plans to fly drones over crowds to capture news from above

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BY SASHA LEKACH From Mashable CNN will soon be the flying news network. The company announced Wednesday that it had received a waiver form the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a drone over crowds of people. The Part 107 waiver the company was granted means CNN will be able to fly a 1.37-pound Vantage […]