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Emirates to resume Boeing 777 flights to US after 5G go-ahead

FAA gives approval for more types of planes to land in low visibility near 5G signalsThe long-haul carrier Emirates has said it will resume its Boeing 777 flights to the US after halting its use of the aircraft there over concerns new 5G services in the country could interfere with planes’ instruments that measure altitude.International carriers that rely heavily on the wide-body 777 and other Boeing aircraft cancelled early flights or switched to different planes on Wednesday after warnings fro...
Tags: Business, Technology, US, World news, US news, Chicago, Air transport, Emirates, Airline Industry, Faa, Boeing, 5g, Federal Aviation Administration


FAA Estimates 78% of US Planes Can Now Land At Airports With 5G C-Band

The FAA has announced that an "estimated 78 percent of the U.S. commercial fleet" have been cleared to land at airports with 5G C-band, even under low-visibility conditions. The Verge reports: The agency's statement comes after a week of controversy surrounding the rollout of AT&T and Verizon's upgraded cellular tech, which saw US airlines warning of "catastrophic disruption" to travel and shipping and some international airlines announcing they'd halt flights to some US airports. At issue are c...
Tags: Verizon, US, Tech, Airbus, Faa, Boeing


The Feds Are Investigating a YouTuber Accused of Crashing a Plane For Views

A YouTuber and former Olympic snowboarder has been accused of crashing his plane on purpose for clicks, and the FAA has opened an investigation to get to the bottom of the growing mess. The Drive reports: Trevor Jacob has been the subject of online criticism after posting a YouTube video where he parachuted from a Taylorcraft BL64 plane and filmed it crashing into the hills of the Los Padres National Forest near Cuyama, California. The video outlined his newly-purchased Taylorcraft's final fligh...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Faa, Santa Barbara, Youtuber, Cooper, Jacob, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mammoth Lakes, Los Padres National Forest, Lompoc City Airport, Rob Stumpf, Trevor Jacob, Cuyama California, Taylorcraft, Johnny Strange


FedEx Asks FAA To Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers On Its Cargo Planes

With the right military equipment, a single person can target a plane from three miles away using a heat-seeking missile. While such a nightmare is a rare occurrence, FedEx has applied to the FAA seeking approval to install a laser-based, anti-missile defense system on its cargo planes as an added safety measure. Gizmodo reports: FedEx's request to the Federal Aviation Administration, filed on Jan. 4, didn't come completely out of left field, however. In 2008, the company worked with Northrop Gr...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Northrop Grumman


FAA Issues First Aircraft-Specific Limits Due To 5G Signals

U.S. aviation regulators published the first aircraft-specific restriction related to new 5G service expected to begin next week, ordering operators of Boeing 737 Max jets to update landing requirements. From a report: Equipment on the planes that could be subject to interference from 5G radio waves could alter how the jet stops after touching down, the Federal Aviation Administration said in an airworthiness directive posted on a government website Friday. Interference from 5G could result in "...
Tags: Tech, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration


America's FAA Reveals 50 Airports Getting '5G Buffer' Zones for Six Months

America's Federal Aviation Administration "has published the list of 50 airports around which it wants Verizon and AT&T to create '5G buffer' zones..." reports PC Magazine: The Department of Transportation previously asked Verizon and AT&T to delay the deployment of their C-Band networks from Dec. 5, 2021 to Jan. 5 due to concerns about interference affecting the altimeters used by commercial aircraft. Then on Jan. 2 the FAA asked the carriers to push back the debut of their C-Band networks aga...
Tags: Verizon, America, Tech, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Slashdot


FAA Agrees Not To Seek Any More 5G Delays From AT&T and Verizon

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Aviation Administration tentatively agreed not to seek any more 5G delays from AT&T and Verizon, potentially ending a battle over the aviation industry's unproven claim that 5G transmissions on C-Band frequencies will interfere with airplane altimeters. The commitment came Monday night, when AT&T and Verizon agreed to one more delay of two weeks, pushing their deployment off until January 19. They had previously agreed to a delay...
Tags: Verizon, Tech, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Dot, AT T, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Verizon Announces Plans to Expand 5G Ultra Wideband to 1,700 Cities in January, Offers Improved 5G Plans

Verizon today announced plans to expand its 5G Ultra Wideband technology to more than 100 million people across 1,700 cities in the United States, offering 5G speeds that are up to 10x faster than 4G LTE speeds and that can hit up to one gigabit per second. According to Verizon, "nearly one in three Americans" will be living in areas where faster 5G speeds are available, but while the technology is coming to 1,700 cities, it's worth noting that it will be limited to select areas. Apple's 5G ...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Fcc, United States, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration


AT&T and Verizon Reject US Govt's Request to Delay New 5G Services

"AT&T and Verizon on Sunday rejected the U.S. Department of Transportation's request that they delay this week's scheduled launch of a new round of 5G wireless service," reports Politico, adding that the carriers "instead pledged to take enhanced measures to avoid warned disruptions of air travel..." U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson had asked the companies on New Year's Eve to put off Wednesday's launch of the new wireless service for two addition...
Tags: Transportation, Verizon, Fcc, White House, Politico, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Faa, Trump, AT T, U S Department of Transportation, Dickson, Steve Dickson, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Verizon Reject US Govt


US officials ask AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G wireless

US Secretary of Transportation  Pete Buttigieg and the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) called on  AT&T and Verizon Communications on Friday to postpone the planned  introduction of the new 5G radio service for January 5th due to aviation safety concerns and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson asked AT&T CEO John Stankey and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg for a delay of no more than two weeks as part of a "short-term proposal.  The aviation industry and the FAA have  concerns about ...
Tags: Verizon, US, America, Tech, Airlines, Faa, Verizon Communications, AT T, AT amp, CTIA, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Dickson, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Steve Dickson, Peter DeFazio, Buttigieg


US Government Requests Two-Week Delay for 5G Deployment, Citing Aviation Safety

Reuters reports: U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday asked AT&T and Verizon Communications to delay the planned January 5 introduction of new 5G wireless service over aviation safety concerns. In a letter Friday seen by Reuters, Buttigieg and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson asked AT&T Chief Executive John Stankey and Verizon Chief Executive Hans Vestberg for a delay of no more than two weeks as part of a "proposal as a...
Tags: Verizon, US, Tech, Faa, Verizon Communications, Reuters, AT T, CTIA, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Dickson, U S Transportation, Steve Dickson, Buttigieg, Hans Vestberg, Pete Buttigieg, John Stankey


29 cool tech gifts perfect for the men on your list in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon From cameras to audio gear, we rounded up 29 gift ideas for men who love tech. If you're after more ideas and inspiration, check out all of our gift guides. Unless you constantly follow new gadgets and trends, it can be hard to find an impressive gift for the tech-loving guys in your life. We've taken the time to select 29 of our favorite men'...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Gadgets, Gift Guide, Microsoft, Mac, Disney, Trends, Tech, Features, Gifts, Valentine's Day, Netflix, Logitech


US Airlines Warn 5G Wireless Could Cause Havoc With Flights

Major U.S. air carriers warned on Wednesday that plans by AT&T and Verizon to use spectrum for 5G wireless services could be highly disruptive to air travel and cost air passengers $1.6 billion annually in delays. Reuters reports: Trade group Airlines for America (A4A) said if a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directive for addressing potential interference from wireless transmissions had been in effect in 2019 "approximately 345,000 passenger flights, 32 million passengers, and 5,400 ...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, Tech, Faa, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Reuters, Gary Kelly, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Scott Kirby, Jessica Rosenworcel, Airlines For America A4A, US Airlines Warn


FAA: No More Astronaut Wings For Future Commercial Space Tourists

"The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday that it was ending a program that awarded small gold pins called 'Commercial Space Astronaut Wings' to certain people who flew to space on private spacecraft," reports the New York Times. (Alternate URL here.) But before the program officially retires in January, all who applied for the gold wings after flying to space this year will still receive them, the agency said. That means Mr. Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon who rode a rocke...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, New York, Tech, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Associated Press, William Shatner, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Bezos, U S Air Force, Starfleet, Wayne Monteith, Mike Melvill


FAA Says Lack of Federal Whistleblower Protections Is 'Enormous Factor' Hindering Blue Origin Safety Review

Jackie Wattles writes via CNN Business: Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, became the subject of a federal review this fall after a group of 21 current and former employees co-signed an essay that raised serious questions about the safety of the company's rockets -- including the rocket making headlines for flying Bezos and other celebrities to space. But that review was hamstrung by a lack of legal protections for whistleblowers in the commercial spaceflight industry, according to emails ...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Bezos, Jackie Wattles, CNN Business


Airplane Landings at Risk of Delays on FAA Move To Ease 5G Risk

Airliners, private planes and helicopters may have to limit landings in low-visibility conditions and follow other restrictions under a government directive to ensure safe operations once a new band of 5G mobile-phone service starts in January. From a report: The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued two orders laying out potential flight restrictions that could cause severe restrictions at major airports during bad weather. "The FAA is working closely with the Federal Communicatio...
Tags: Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration


New drone owner? Check out this video before you fly

With drones again expected to be a hot-ticket item over the holiday season, the FAA has launched a safety campaign urging new pilots to follow the rules.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Faa, Drone Rules


Verizon and AT&T To Temporarily Turn Down 5G Power To Address FAA Worries

AT&T and Verizon said they will slightly reduce the power of their 5G transmissions in C-band spectrum for six months. The companies said they will do so to allow federal aviation officials more time to study how such transmission might affect radio altimeters in aircraft. From a report: "We are committed to the rapid deployment of 5G and the safety of aviation," the two companies told the FCC in a new letter. "While we continue to believe the FCC's current rules provide for both, we will, witho...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, US, Tech, Faa, Wall Street Journal


FAA Memo Reveals More New Boeing 787 Manufacturing Defects

The Seattle Times reports: The litany of manufacturing defects on the 787 Dreamliner is expanding as Boeing engineers take apart planes and discover new or more widespread issues, a Federal Aviation Administration internal memo indicates. The FAA memo, which was circulated internally Monday and reviewed by The Seattle Times, points to new concerns about a previously unreported defect caused by contamination of the carbon fiber composite material during fabrication of the large structures that m...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Chicago, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, South Carolina, Federal Aviation Administration, North Charleston, Seattle Times, The Seattle Times, FAA Memo Reveals More New Boeing


US Rollout of 5G Frequencies Delayed Over Aviation Safety Concerns. Are They Warranted?

Because of a "surprising and sudden request" from America's Federal Aviation Administration that's "based on unverified potential radio interference, a highly anticipated increase in 5G speeds and availability just got put on hold," writes the president/chief analyst of market research/consulting firm TECHnalysis. But in an opinion piece for USA Today, he asks if the concern is actually warranted? [A]s soon as you start to dig into the details, the concerns quickly seem less practical and more ...
Tags: US, America, Tech, Usa Today, Faa, Qualcomm, Federal Aviation Administration, CTIA


27 cool and helpful tech gifts the men on your list are sure to love in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Adorama; Amazon; Zagg; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider From cameras to audio gear, we rounded up 27 gift ideas for men who love tech. If you're after more ideas and inspiration, check out all of our gift guides. With the constant barrage of new gear and updated products, it can be difficult to find a great gift for the tech-loving men on your shopping list. To help save time during your search, w...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Gadgets, Gift Guide, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Features, Gifts, Valentine's Day, Logitech, Toyota, Panasonic


America's FAA Issues Warning Over Concerns 5G Might Interfere with Aviation Altimeters

Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike quotes the aviation news site AVweb's report on a "Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin" and "Airworthiness Directive" being issued by America's aircraft-regulating Federal Aviation Administration "concerning the rollout of 5G cellular phone service in 46 major metropolitan areas of the U.S." (reportedly happening on December 5th). The actions are expected to limit the use of automated systems on aircraft that rely on radar altimeters (also called radi...
Tags: Fcc, America, Tech, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Bradley Mims


Boeing Finds New Defect in Ongoing Struggle To Produce Dreamliner 787

Boeing and U.S. regulators said Thursday that some titanium 787 Dreamliner parts were improperly manufactured over the past three years, the latest in a series of problems to plague the wide-body aircraft. From a report: The quality issue does not affect the immediate safety of flights, the company and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. Boeing said the parts were provided Leonardo, which bought the items from Italy-based Manufacturing Processes Specification (MPS). MPS is no longer ...
Tags: Tech, Italy, Faa, Boeing, Leonardo, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Leonardo Boeing


US Flight Traffic Controllers Complain Military Tests Interfered with GPS Signals

IEEE Spectrum reports that air traffic controllers for America's Federal Aviation Administration "were confused and frustrated by an increase in military tests that interfered with GPS signals for civilian aircraft, public records show." The incidents happened for controllers supervising flights over Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, according to their report (shared by Slashdot reader schwit1): In March and April this year, flight controllers at the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center ...
Tags: Texas, US, America, Tech, Nasa, Pentagon, New Mexico, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Slashdot, White Sands Missile Range, Arizona New Mexico, ASRS, Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center


A Florida college is the first in the US to own and operate an electric aircraft - meet Pipistrel's Velis Electro

Velis Electro Pipistrel Aircraft Aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel has developed the world's first type-certified electric plane, Velis Electro. The light plane can fly up to an hour with a 20-minute reserve and one-hour recharge. Florida Tech operates the aircraft, making it the only American university with an electric plane. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aviation accounts for about 2% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions, but the industry is focusing on...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, UK, Technology, London, US, Trends, Eu, Features, Slovenia, Faa, Georgia Tech, Florida Institute of Technology, EASA, Florida Tech


FAA Clears Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo For Flight After Probe Into July Incident

Virgin Galactic is cleared to resume flights of its SpaceShipTwo space plane, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Wednesday, after capping a safety investigation into issues that came up during the company's July flight carrying its founder Richard Branson. During that mission, SpaceShipTwo strayed from its designated airspace on its descent from space, and Virgin Galactic didn't tell the FAA about it when it was supposed to. The Verge reports: With the investigation now closed, the F...
Tags: Tech, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Michael Colglazier, FAA Air Traffic Control Another


The Imaginary Rocket Driving a Small-Town Spaceport

Is the FAA licensing spaceports that are doomed to fail? From a report: The latest launch attempt out of Kodiak, Alaska's spaceport shows in vivid detail just how quickly things can go sideways. In the video, rocket maker Astra's 3.3 skids horizontally for hundreds of yards, then shoots some 20 miles upwards, listing off course. Ground crew terminates the flight, and the craft free falls back to Earth in pieces, landing in a fireball. None of Astra's six test flights from Kodiak's Pacific Spacep...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Alaska, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Kodiak, Camden County, Astra, Kodiak Alaska, Alaska Aerospace Corporation, Pacific Spaceport Complex, Camden County Georgia


Report: Boeing Official Expected to Face Criminal Charges Over Fatal Boeing 737 Max Issues

"Federal prosecutors plan to criminally charge a former Boeing Co. pilot they suspect of misleading aviation regulators about safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the 737 Max," reports the Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter." Mark Forkner, who was Boeing's 737 Max chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development, is likely to face prosecution in the coming weeks, these people said... Boeing BA, admitted in a criminal settlement reached with prosecutors ...
Tags: Cbs News, Tech, Air Force, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Co, Boeing BA, Forkner, Mark Forkner, Forkner David Gerger, Gerger


Alphabet’s Project Taara is beaming high-speed internet across the Congo River

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight Alphabet ended Project Loon earlier this year, but the things it learned from the internet-broadcasting balloon initiative haven’t gone to waste. The high speed wireless optical link technology originally developed for Loon is currently being used...
Tags: TC, Column, Tech, Broadband, Richard Branson, Faa, Loon, Alphabet, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Engadget, KINSHASA, BRAZZAVILLE, WOC, Congo River, Republic of the Congo, Taara


Xiaomi launches its own smart glasses, of course

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight Xiaomi is challenging Facebook in the wearables arena by launching its own smart glasses. The device won’t only be capable of taking photos, but also of displaying messages and notifications, making calls, providing navigation and translating text...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Column, Hardware, Xiaomi, Richard Branson, Ar, Augmented Reality, Faa, Smart Glasses, Engadget, Tceng, Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon, Facebook Xiaomi



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