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FAA to test lead-free aviation fuel at Atlantic City airport facility

The Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center at Atlantic City International Airport will be the testing ground for lead-free aviation fuel the agency hopes to approve by 2018. In this Star-Ledger file photo, an aircraft is suspended by a crane at the technical center before…  …

Senate passes emergency relief to avert air travel budget cuts

Senate rushes through legislation to end delays and cancellations, with House expected to approve bill on Friday Congressional leaders have predicted they will have a deal in place by Friday to exempt air traffic controllers from sequester cuts that are causing thousands of plane delays across the US. On Thursday…

FAA to simulate effects of radiation on space tourists

How much radiation can the human body withstand in space—a big concern as space tourism ramps up? If you don’t know, don’t worry: the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is on the case, with help from specialized datacenter provider Elliptical Mobile Solutions. Nor-Tech confirmed that it is…   [the astronaut in…

FBI investigating mysterious drone hovering near JFK airport

The FBI is hunting down a UFO. Really. At John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, a pilot reported seeing an unidentified black drone hovering about 2,000 feet from the ground as his plane made its final descent. The drone came within 200 feet of the plane,…

Gary Johnson decries domestic drones: ‘Big Brother is alive and well’

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday blasted Congress for making the United States a “wide-open playground for government snooping.” Congress passed and Obama signed into law legislation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration through 2015. But the legislation also included provisions that would make it easier for law enforcement…

Senate sends union-busting aviation funding bill to Obama

WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Monday adopted a bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), sending it to President Barack Obama despite a provision angrily opposed by Democrats’ labor-union allies. The Democratic-led chamber voted 75-20 to approve the measure, which had cleared the Republican-held House on Friday by…

Congress reaches deal to fund FAA

Republican and Democratic leaders in the US Congress reached a deal for the long-term funding of the Federal Aviation Administration, Senate majority leader Harry Reid said in a statement. “I am pleased that we were able to resolve the major obstacles to an agreement in a manner that protects American…

Police departments could soon have easier access to airborne drones: report

In June, the first American citizens in history were arrested with the help of an unmanned Predator drone aircraft. And the incident could be a glimpse into the future of U.S. law enforcement. The Federal Aviation Administration next month could make it easier for police departments to obtain and use…

Deadly early snowstorms hit U.S. northeast

NEW YORK — Freezing conditions hit the US East Coast on Sunday after a rare October snowstorm and icy rain reportedly killed at least three people, sparked long airport delays and caused massive power outages. The “historic early season” snowstorm wrought havoc on air, rail and road traffic from Washington…

World War Two plane crashes at West Virginia air show

MARTINSBURG, W., Virginia (Reuters) – A World War II-era plane crashed in a fireball on Saturday at a West Virginia air show, officials said, a day after another vintage plane crashed at a show in Nevada, killing nine people and injuring more than 50 others. There was no immediate word…

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