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FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphone

U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday 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.

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airplane on a sunny day (Okea, ThinkStock)
airplane on a sunny day (Okea, ThinkStock)
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FAA to revise flight chart for untested path into Teterboro

The Federal Aviation Administration is revising a flight chart for a new landing procedure at a New Jersey airport after no pilot tried the approach during part of the six-month testing period.

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A flying drone (PaulFleet, ThinkStock)
A flying drone (PaulFleet, ThinkStock)
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FAA writing rules for commercial drone flights over people

Federal officials say they will work quickly to draft new regulations that would permit small, commercial drones to fly over people, including crowds.

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FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, the Newark Liberty International Airport the air traffic control tower in Newark, N.J. A government watchdog says there are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage. A report released Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, by the Transportation Department's inspector general says the 13 airport towers, approach control facilities and en route centers have fewer fully trained controllers than the minimum number established by the Federal Aviation Administration. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, the Newark Liberty International Airport the air traffic control tower in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed most

There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.

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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2009, file photo, jets sit on the tarmac in front of the control tower at Detroit Metropolitan airport in Romulus, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Controllers reveal risk that could cause plane collisions

Five air traffic controllers have exposed a problem that is putting planes at risk of colliding or causing accidents due to wake turbulence, a federal whistleblower protection office said Tuesday.

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The control tower at San Francisco International Airport on February 25, 2013 in California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Software update may be responsible for malfunction, says FAA

A technical problem at an air traffic control center in Virginia that caused hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled along a large swath of the East Coast was possibly caused by a software upgrade, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday.

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FILE - In this June 11, 2015 file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown in Cordova, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this June 11, 2015 file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown in Cordova, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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FAA – Pilot reports of drone sightings more than double

Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, raising concern about the potential for a deadly collision.

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The control tower at San Francisco International Airport on February 25, 2013 in California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.

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Sky Jib Helicopter in San Diego, Calif. in 2013.  (AP Photo/Aerial MOB, LLC, Tony Carmean)
Sky Jib Helicopter in San Diego, Calif. in 2013. (AP Photo/Aerial MOB, LLC, Tony Carmean)
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Drones for moviemaking win FAA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

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In this July 9, 1956 file photo, nearly four hundred relatives and friends of the 70 people who died in the crash of a TWA Super-Constellation over the Grand Canyon June 30, 1956 attend a mass funeral service in Flagstaff, Ariz.  (AP Photo/David F. Smith, File)
In this July 9, 1956 file photo, nearly four hundred relatives and friends of the 70 people who died in the crash of a TWA Super-Constellation over the Grand Canyon June 30, 1956 attend a mass funeral service in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/David F. Smith, File)
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Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- The National Park Service created a national landmark Tuesday to commemorate a 1956 collision between two airliners over the Grand Canyon, a disaster that helped lead to major changes in aviation safety and creation of what is now the Federal Aviation Administration.

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