FAA Issues Worrying InFO Alert on PEDs in Checked Baggage

The FAA has issued a new InFO Alert governing Personal Electronic Devices in checked baggage. It is published in full bellow: As a result of recent security measures which involved the potential of prohibiting the carriage of PEDs larger than […]

US May Issue Worldwide Laptop Ban, FAA List of Lithium Fires

Presumably, under the premise that you can make a bad situation better by making it bigger, there are reports that the US Administration is now considering a global ban on the carriage of large electronic devices onboard flights bound for […]

FAA Studies What Would Happen If You Get Hit on the Head by a Drone

The FAA and the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) have conducted a joint study on what might happen if a drone hit a person on the ground.

New FAA SAFO Highlights Vulnerabilities in Lithium Battery Supply Chain

The FAA has issued a new SAFO cautioning airlines to confirm Hazardous Materials compliance of lithium battery shipments.

The SAFO specifically names Braille Battery, which manufactures lithium batteries which power racing cars.

The FAA warns that Braille have failed to show proof of compliance to Hazardous Materials Regulations for air transport.

Alaska’s Walrus Population Gets A Little Help from Friends at FAA

The FAA has launched a program to address low-flying aircraft along the Alaska Peninsula which endanger Alaska’s walruses by causing stampedes which put walrus pups and humans in danger.

FAA Will Talk Drones at SXSW

The FAA has announced that FAA Administrator, Michael Huerta, will host a special session at SXSW leading a discussion on the future of small unmanned aircraft, more commonly known as drones, on Monday.

FAA Signs Milestone Collaborative Agreement with CAAS at Singapore Air Show

In a meeting with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aviation leaders during the Singapore Airshow, FAA Administrator, Michael Huerta, has signed a milestone Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). This is a first of its kind agreement […]

FAA Issues Critical SAFO to Airlines on Lithium Batteries

“FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft loss due to damage resulting from a lithium battery fire or explosion. Current cargo fire suppression systems cannot effectively control a lithium battery fire. As a result of those tests, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus have advised airlines about the dangers associated with carrying lithium batteries as cargo and also have encouraged them to conduct safety risk assessments,” the agency states.

300,000 Small Unmanned Aircraft Registered in First 30 Days, Says FAA

The FAA reports nearly 300,000 new owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft since the Administration’s online registration system went live on December 21. “I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “The […]