Drones came within 100 feet of two commercial flights at JFK airport on the same day last week. Drones are getting too close to planes too often. It’s time for Congress and the FAA to seriously address the problem with a new vision for US airspace.
Bumpier ride for SkyWest as it adapts to new FAA rules, FAA to combat hackers in airline takeover efforts, fake service animals illegal in Florida
Ned Levi examines the proposal to privatize the operation and management of the US’ air traffic control system as proposed by US Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA).
United to drop some winter transatlantic flights United Airlines will drop some international flights after the summer due to the strong dollar. United said it plans to halt service to Stockholm and Oslo from its Newark, New Jersey, hub between September 5 and May 4, 2016. It also expects to suspend one of its two […]
New York’s One World Observatory announces opening date New York City’s One World Observatory announced that it will open to the general public on May 29, 2015. Sitting on levels 100-102 of the One World Trade Center — the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere — it’s vying to become the city’s hottest new tourist […]
Recently, there have been events through which we should evaluate air travel security, including TSA airport security. I’ve stated this before. Since 9/11, the two most important improvements in air travel security have been strengthened cockpit doors and passengers’ increased willingness to act to prevent terrorism on their flights. Neither of these security improvements are […]
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Mercenaries set up a covert base of operations in a church near Dulles International Airport. From the church they hack into Dulles’ air traffic control systems, cutting off communication to the planes, and seizing control of all airport flight systems. They’re out to rescue a drug lord being extradited to the US. If that sounds […]
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are coming. They are already here. The only problem is that your government seems to be surprised by them. The industry has been growing exponentially, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had its head in the sand. We are not ready for this technology and our regulatory minds are […]
There are ‘significant security weaknesses’ in the FAA’s air traffic control system The nation’s system that guides airplanes are in danger of being hacked, according to a government watchdog report. The Federal Aviation Administration has taken steps to protect the air traffic control system from cyber-based threats, but “significant security control weaknesses remain, threatening the […]