October 31, 2013 The decision means that soon fliers won't have to turn off their e-books, tablets and other devices during some parts of their flights. Still not OK: using cellphones to make calls.
June 13, 2013 Unmanned drones aren't just a tool for governments anymore. By as early as this year, the Federal Aviation Administration expects to propose regulations opening up the use of small, unmanned airborne vehicles, or drones, for commercial use. Until then, anyone trying to make money with them is breaking FAA rules.
April 27, 2013 The Federal Aviation Administration has ended its furlough program, which was blamed for creating or worsening travel delays this week. The move comes after Congress voted at the end of this week to let the FAA move money around in its budget.
April 26, 2013 The Senate passed the legislation on Thursday. President Obama will sign it, the White House says. This means the FAA will be able to shift funds so that the number of air traffic controllers on duty no longer needs to be reduced in order to satisfy sequestration.
April 25, 2013 The furloughs have been blamed for widespread delays at the nation's airports. The vote late Thursday was unanimous. The House could vote on the measure Friday.
April 23, 2013 Blame shifting was in high gear Tuesday on Capitol Hill and at the White House as the first air traffic delays tied to the furloughs of Federal Aviation Administration controllers began to get attention.
March 5, 2013 The aircraft was reportedly about 1,500 feet above ground and 5 miles west of the airport. It isn't known who was controlling it. The FAA and other agencies are investigating.
March 1, 2013 Colorado College's ultimate frisbee team convinced the crew on a Frontier Airlines flight to let them make a video. But seeing the students and other passengers dancing in the aisles has the FAA asking questions about whether safety procedures were followed.
February 26, 2013 WRVODrone developers in upstate New York and other regions are striving to be named official testing sites for drones as the FAA creates regulations for their use. They hope to emerge as the Silicon Valleys of unmanned aerial systems, attracting billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
September 25, 2012 Law and national security experts got together last weekend for a dogfight they call the Drone Smackdown. The contest, though tongue in cheek, still raised lots of questions about the proliferation of drones, the rules of combat and federal efforts to regulate them.
December 5, 2011 Jerome "Randy" Babbitt was charged Saturday night in Fairfax, Va. He's been placed on leave, according to Washington-area media reports.
August 4, 2011 Whatever the cause it, the news that the FAA's partial shutdown would end at least temporarily meant laid off workers, 4,000 at the FAA and 70,000 at contractors could go back to work for now.
August 3, 2011 The shutdown doesn't include air traffic controllers. But it has left 4,000 FAA employees, and an additional 70,000 contractors, either furloughed or fired outright.
August 2, 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration has been in a partial shutdown since July 22. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the shutdown will continue, with some 4,000 federal workers on furlough. "It'll be closed until... maybe not September, maybe more than that," he says.
July 1, 2011 High-profile cases of controllers nodding off during late-night shifts sparked a review of FAA policies.