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  • Software upgrade could be cause of US airline disruption

    A computer glitch that disrupted airline traffic in some parts of the U.S. over the weekend was possibly the result of a software upgrade, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday.

    Written by John Ribeiro17 Aug. 15 13:42
  • Rogue drones found flying close to aircraft on the upswing

    Sightings of drones flying around helicopters and airplanes have surged this year, and are likely to further fuel concerns about the possible impact on public safety and privacy of the unmanned aircraft.

    Written by John Ribeiro13 Aug. 15 16:10
  • The good and the ugly about drones

    Both the good and bad sides of drones were on display over the weekend in the U.S., with a drone delivering medical supplies to a remote area in Wise, Virginia, even as some other drones were obstructing the fighting of a wildfire in far away California to apparently shoot videos.

    Written by John Ribeiro20 July 15 16:49
  • FAA program tests drones flying beyond pilot's line-of-sight

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has announced tests of drones in urban areas as well as outside the pilot's line-of-sight, possibly paving the way for operations such as the aerial delivery of packages as proposed by companies like Amazon.com.

    Written by John Ribeiro07 May 15 12:41