Washington — A closer look at the safety and health of airline ground workers is long overdue, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) said during a Jan. 15 oversight hearing recently convened by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee.
Washington — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, in conjunction with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is calling on the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to begin enforcing a year-old law that mandates airlines provide flight attendants with a rest break of 10 consecutive hours between periods of duty lasting up to 14 hours.
Washington — The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a proposed rule that would allow civilians to operate drones at night and over populated areas without a waiver, amending current regulations that prohibit such activities.
Washington — The Department of Transportation intends to seek comment on separate advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the safe operation and integration of drones, including a measure that would allow civilians to operate drones at night and over populated areas without a waiver, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced Jan. 14.
Boston — Higher levels of carbon dioxide in airplane cockpits may diminish commercial pilots’ ability to perform maneuvers, recent research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health indicates.
Washington — The Federal Aviation Administration should relax its “overly conservative” safety rules for commercial drone use to boost continued progress and integration, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes.
Washington — A high-speed collision with a drone would leave an airliner with more structural damage than if a bird of similar weight struck the plane, according to a recent study from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence.