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Rocket explodes during US test flight; no injuries

SpaceX spokesman John Taylor says the test flight involved a three-engine version of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Bloomberg

Drone-Rule Uproar Shows Hurdles to U.S. Commercial Rules

Hobbyists who've been flying unmanned airplanes and helicopters for decades asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday to block what they see as new restrictions imposed in June on the recreational flights.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Washington a Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.

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KSLA-TV Shreveport

Texarkana airport officials accept federal grant

Texarkana airport officials have accepted more than $400,000 in federal funding to rehabilitate the airport's runway and allow an airline to keep operating.

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Business Journal

Sarasota-Bradenton gets $9M for air traffic tower

The money from the Federal Aviation Administration will help the airport build a new air traffic control tower and make other improvements, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune said .

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Hudson Valley Press

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.6M for County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $1,687,500 federal grant to the Westchester County Airport for important infrastructure improvements.

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Business Journal

'Uber for private jets' reacts to FAA ban

A Federal Aviation Administration ruling has smacked two startups that tout themselves as "Uber for private jets" - but a South Florida plane-booking app remains unaffected.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

City eyes improvements to airport approaches

The city of Vicksburg will talk with the owners of land north of the Vicksburg Municipal Airport for the removing of trees to improve approaches to and takeoffs from the airport.

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Business Journal

Amazon says delivery drones will be ready when the FAA approves them

Dave Graybeal, a General Manager for Amazon fulfillment at the construction site of a new Amazon fulfillment center in Kent, Washington.

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International Business Times

New Zealand Opens New Drug Testing Lab With Funds from Drug Trade Money

New Zealand has opened its first drug screening laboratory at the Custom's Auckland Airport Facility.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Drudge Retort

No News Helicopters Over Ferguson

Peter Suderman, Reason: One of the strangest things about the tense situation in Ferguson, Missouri, ... is that there have been no overhead shots of the action.

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The Miami Herald

Helicopter crash kills Alabama Power worker, pilot

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the aircraft went down about 20 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Tuesday morning.

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Examiner.com

AOPA pilot association asking FAA to reform private pilot medical rules

The so-called 3rd class medical ruling for private pilots seems to be antiquated: In an effort led by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association , seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed rulemaking on ... (more)

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana airports to get makeovers thanks to FAA grants

Lake Charles Regional and DeQuincy Industrial Airpark are getting a makeover, thanks to grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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The York Daily Record

US changing no-fly list rules

Shalom Sharley, bottom center, of New York, waits in line behind a travel companion, bottom right, at the security checkpoint prior to boarding his United Airlines flight to Tel Aviv at Newark Liberty International Airport, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Newark, N.J. United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a ... (more)

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Plane in fatal Marin crash registered to Redwood City man

A single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane that crashed Monday night in Marin County west of Novato is registered to Robert John Madge, a Redwood City resident, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Helicopter crash kills 2 in Tuscaloosa County

According to the Chief Deputy Ron Abernathy with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the helicopter crashed near Watermelon Road and Blue Creek Road on Tuesday morning.

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Business Journal

FAA seeks to team with universities for drone research

The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to team with universities to establish a Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, according to FedScoop .

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The Modesto Bee

Small plane crashes in Marin County

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot of the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza reported engine trouble about 9:30 p.m. Monday after taking off from San Carlos.

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The Daily Star

New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

WASHINGTON: Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international research group.

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