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‘Electric Flying Car’ Approved for Test Flights

A $300,00 electric flying car has been cleared for test flights in the United States.

July 5, 2023 - Business Insider

Phoenix, Arizona

A Growth Plan for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

With a growing population comes a need for more airport capacity, and Phoenix is no different. The challenge is finding the space to grow.

June 21, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

Infrastructure Week Begins With Air Traffic Control Modernization

Infrastructure Week 2017 kicked-off Monday with the announcement that the president plans to privatize air traffic control. It won't be the first attempt at modernizing the antiquated system. Additional events planned Wednesday through Friday.

June 7, 2017 - Vox


Could You Pass the Drone License Test?

The new exam is required nationwide for commercial use of drones.

September 14, 2016 - Quartz

A New Era for Drone Aviation

New rules for commercial drone aviation went into effect on August 29, clearing the way for rapid adoption of the technology.

September 6, 2016 - Associated Press via The Dallas Morning News


New Report Guides Local Regulation of Drones

The National League of Cities is preparing for a future where cities will need to regulate the use of airspace by commercial drones.

August 16, 2016 - National League Of Cities

Fatal Combination: Hot-Air Balloons and High-Tension Power Lines

Sixteen people enjoying a hot-air balloon ride in Central Texas early Saturday morning lost their lives in a fiery death after the balloon came into contact with high-tension power lines, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

August 1, 2016 - WFAA


Proposal for West Coast's Tallest Skyscraper Won't Fly in Seattle

Federal regulators might have killed a proposal that would have built the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast in the city of Seattle.

January 4, 2016 - Puget Sound Business Journal

Flying Car

This Flying Car Could Hit the Market by 2017

Bloomberg reports that the dream vehicle of commuters everywhere—a flying car—might be available on the market within three years.

November 26, 2014 - Bloomberg

Scarecrows 2.0

A new Dutch invention uses lasers to scare birds away, intended to mitigate their interference with critical industries.

November 9, 2014 - Co.Exist

Mapping Drone No-Fly Zones

While the FAA sorts out regulations for commercial drone flights in the United States, cities, states, and other groups have already restricted the flight of drones. Mapbox is working to compile a comprehensive map of prohibited air space.

July 28, 2014 - MapBox

First Commercial Drones Take to the Skies after FAA Approval

The first FAA-approved commercial drone flights took place this week. The flights will inform the FAA's policy expected by 2015 regarding non-military drone flights, per a mandate from Congress.

June 13, 2014 - The Hill

Congress Pressing to Mitigate L.A.'s Helicopter Noise

Los Angeles congressional representatives are leveraging the federal appropriations bill to advance legislation requiring the U.S. DOT and the FAA to develop ways to lessen the impact of helicopter noise on residential neighborhoods.

January 16, 2014 - San Fernando Valley Business Journal

LaHood Replacement Likely to be NTSB Chief Hersman

Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency that investigates crashes in all modes of transportation, particularly aviation, is leading the list of replacements for Transpo Secretary LaHood.

February 9, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News

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