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FAA seeks more help from airlines to curb unruly behaviorFAA seeks more help from airlines to curb unruly behavior

Many incidents caused by mask rule violations
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The FAA says airlines must crack down harder on unruly passengers - and is giving them 1 week to respond

PROSPEROUS BAY, SAINT HELENA - OCTOBER 21: An air stewardess waits for the steps to be placed at the aeroplane door on the runway at St Helena airport on October 21, 2017 in Prosperous Bay, Saint Helena. Following the introduction of weekly flights to the island, resident St Helenians, known locally as 'Saints', are preparing for a potential influx of tourists and investment as well as enjoying the possibilities brought by much faster transport links with South Africa. Previously, trav...
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United States: Leading Airline Advocacy Group Urges FAA To Take Greater Action To Curb Unruly Passenger Behavior - Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Unruly passengers seem to be on news feeds on a nearly daily basis. Disturbed by this trend, Airlines for America ("A4A"), a trade association representing major North American airlines...
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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 ...
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Military jurisdiction and two cases on arbitration and wage disputes

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether the Constitution limits court-martial jurisdiction over retired servicemembers, whether a plaintiff must prove prejudice to show that a defendant waived a right to arbitrate, and whether an airport supervisor who occasionally handles passenger baggage is a “transportation worker” exempt from arbitration. Begani v. United States considers constitutional limits to military courts’ jurisdictio...
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FAA grounds Fox News drones near where thousands of migrants are sheltering under a bridge

The Federal Aviation Administration put a “Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)” over the Del Rio Port of Entry and the International...
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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


Explainer: 4 will circle Earth on first SpaceX private flight

By MARCIA DUNN | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. SpaceX’s first private flight will be led by a 38-year-old entrepreneur who’s bankrolling the entire trip. He’s taking two sweepstakes winners with him on the three-day, round-the-world trip, along with a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. They’ll ride alone in a fully auto...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Washington, Virginia, Sport, Nasa, Marlo Thomas, Soccer, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Kazakhstan, Jeff Bezos, Air Force


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...
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Virgin Galactic says its space mission with the Italian Air Force is delayed due to a possible manufacturing flaw

Richard Branson floats in space aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic rescheduled a commercial research test flight over a potential manufacturing defect. The possible flaw was unrelated to the FAA's investigation of its rocket plane, the company said. Virgin pushed its space mission with the Italian Air Force back to mid-October at the earliest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic said on F...
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On 9/11, Alex Padilla awoke as LA’s acting mayor. Here’s what he remembers

Just 28 with a promising political career ahead of him but still much to learn, City Councilman Alex Padilla hadn’t given much thought to serving as acting mayor of Los Angeles. Little did he know when he woke up in his northeast L.A home, a series of unspeakable attacks would strand Mayor James K. Hahn in Washington D.C. and leave newly minted politician Padilla in charge. The Pacoima native was at the helm of the nation’s second-largest city. The date: Sept. 11, 2001. As the moments of that fa...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden drops vaccine-mandate hammer

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Biden announces slew of rules to combat Delta virus variantJustice Department sues Texas over its restrictive abortion lawHouse Dems release some details of $3.5 trillion spending planWith Phil Rosen. President Joe...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Qatar, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Afghanistan, Xi Jinping, Taliban, North Dakota, House


Action This Day: Biden Administration Advances Sustainable Fuels in American Aviation

Today, President Biden is taking steps to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers, airports, and non-governmental organizations to advance the use of cleaner and more sustainable fuels in American aviation. These steps will help make progress toward our climate goals for 2030 and are essential to unlocking the potential for a fully zero-carbon aviation sector by 2050. Today’s executive actions across the Departments of...
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Biden's action plan doubles the fines for people who refuse to follow the TSA's mask mandate on airplanes to at least $500

Flight attendants will be offered self-defense training from July amid rising passenger violence. Getty Images Biden's Covid plan released Thursday will double fines for travelers who violate TSA mask mandates. It raises the minimum fine to $500 and the maximum fine to $3000 for repeat offenders. Clashes over masks make up more than 75% of unruly passenger complaints during air travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Biden's COVID-19 action plan released...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Planes, Trends, Aviation, Tsa, Biden, Faa, Federal Aviation Agency, Sarah Jackson, COVID-19, COVID, Mask Mandates, Hannah Towey


Watchdog launches probe of how FAA de-conflicts space and regular flights

The Transportation Department's inspector general says it is reviewing how officials prevent everyday flights and commercial space flights from sharing the same airspace and potentially colliding.
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Arbitration Agreement Does Not Control Inter Partes Review Proceedings

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has strongly supported arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.  The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) codifies this “liberal federal policy favoring arbitration agreements.”  Quoting Moses H. Cone Mem’l Hosp. v. Mercury Constr. Corp., 460 U.S. 1, 24 (1983).  Although the right to arbitrate patent cases is seemingly clear from the FAA, Congress went further in its 1982 PTO appropriations bill to expressly codify the enforcement of arbitration agr...
Tags: Law, Congress, Uspto, Faa, Patent, Apple Inc, Fed, The Supreme Court, O'Malley, PTO, Reyna, ROHM, Federal Circuit, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, IPR, Hosp


An unruly American Airlines passenger was detained for public intoxication after growling at flight attendants

An American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock.com A passenger on an American Airlines flight to Salt Lake City was detained after a Monday flight. Video shows Timothy Armstrong berating the crew after refusing to sit down during landing. The incident is the latest in an increase of unruly passenger behavior in recent months. See more stories on Insider's business page. A disruptive passenger on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City wa...
Tags: Transportation, News, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Salt Lake City, Nevada, Faa, Flight Attendant, American Airlines, Armstrong, American Airlines Boeing, Las Vegas Authorities, Erin Snodgrass, Dreamliner Carlos Yudica Shutterstock, Unruly Passenger


Flight attendants say the stress of dealing with unruly passengers has left them exhausted and fearing for their safety

Flight attendants often have to deal with unruly passengers. AP Photo/Paul Sancya Flight attendant said they were "physically and emotionally" exhausted, CNN reported. Crew members at US airlines were just "over it," said Mitra Amirzadeh, a flight attendant. Disruptive behavior continues to cause headaches, with FAA fines topping $1 million this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. The disruptive behaviour of many airline passengers this summer has left flight attendant...
Tags: Transportation, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Attendant, American Airlines, Jetblue Airways, Allie Malis, Airline Passenger Disturbance, Weekend BI UK, Zahra Tayeb


Ethiopian Airlines Settles With Boeing, Expects Resumed 737 Max Flights in January

"Two-and-a-half years after the deadly Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash, with the final investigation report into the accident still pending, the airline's management has reached a settlement with Boeing and said it expects to resume flying the jet again by January," reports the Seattle Times: The financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The Seattle Times reported exclusively in January that Boeing had then offered an amount on the order of $500 million to $600 million, a large port...
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Apple’s dangerous path

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review. Last week, we dove into the truly bizarre machinations of the NFT market. This week, we’re talking about something that’s a little bit more impactful on the current state of the web — Apple’s NeuralHash kerfuffle. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page , and follow my tweets @lucasmtny the big thing In the past month, Apple did something it generally has done an exceptional j...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Facebook, Y Combinator, Spotify, Japan, Technology, Australia, China, India, Siri, Linkedin, Tech, Encryption, Artificial Intelligence


Virgin Galactic grounded by FAA investigation into off-course flight

Virgin Galactic flights have been grounded while the Federal Aviation Administration investigates its previous flight to the edge of space.
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A woman who was seen punching a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face in a viral video has been charged with assault

Flight attendants have seen an uptick in passenger violence during the pandemic. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A woman has been charged with assault after a video showed she hit a flight attendant, AP reports. The clip from May shows the woman punching the flight attendant in the face, knocking out two teeth. The flight attendant reportedly asked her to put on her seatbelt and properly wear her mask. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman has been ch...
Tags: Transportation, Sacramento, Trends, Ap, Flying, San Diego, Associated Press, Tsa, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Flight Attendants, Southwest, Sarah Jackson, Quinonez, Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times, Vyvianna Quinonez


Rocket Men

There's an interesting piece at The New Yorker on the reasons behind the FAA investigation into Virgin Galactic's big media event flight:"The rocket motor on Virgin Galactic’s ship is programmed to burn for a minute. On July 11th, it had a few more seconds to go when a red light also appeared on the console: an entry glide-cone warning. This was a big deal. I once sat in on a meeting, in 2015, during which the pilots on the July 11th mission—Dave Mackay, a former Virgin Atlantic pilot and vetera...
Tags: Space, News, Guns, Planes, Air Force, Faa, Branson, Virgin Atlantic, Tam, Bezos, Mackay, Dave Mackay, Masucci, Mike Masucci, C J Sturckow, U K 's Royal Air Force


FAA probes Virgin Galactic space flight 'mishap'FAA probes Virgin Galactic space flight 'mishap'

SpaceShipTwo grounded until investigation is completed
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Branson (in a) pickle: FAA grounds Virgin Galactic flights after billionaire's space trip veered off course

Biz defends 'safe and successful' ride America's aviation safety officials have grounded Virgin Galactic flights after its rocket trip that took company founder Richard Branson up into the heavens for a few minutes went off course.…
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Virgin Galactic Flights Grounded After New Yorker Story On Branson Spaceflight

"The US Federal Aviation Administration has grounded Virgin Galactic flights as it investigates how Sir Richard Branson's recent space flight drifted off course during its climb skyward," reports the BBC. The New Yorker first broke the news about Branson's flight veering off course in a piece published yesterday. Virgin Galactic has strongly disputed the article. From the BBC: The rocket plane Unity which carried Sir Richard into space landed safely and Virgin Galactic says it is co-operating wi...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, BBC News, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Force, Richard, Faa, New Yorker, Branson, Unity, US Federal Aviation Administration, Walter Villadei, Angelo Landolfi, Pantaleone Carlucci, Spaceport America New Mexico Virgin Galactic


Daily Crunch: 8 Indian banks launch Account Aggregator to centralize consumers’ financial data

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Thursday, September 2, 2021. TechCrunch is largely off tomorrow thanks to a pan-Yahoo corporate reprieve. But don’t worry, all systems will continue to function while we recharge ahead of the next chapter of TechCrunch’s varied history of corporate ownership. — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 China is hacking U.S.-based Uyghurs: T...
Tags: TC, Europe, China, India, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Fbi, United States, Virgin Galactic, Chinese communist party, Ryan Lawler, Faa, Edtech, Fintech, General Atlantic


Top Stories this PM: Florida, Arkansas plan versions of Texas abortion law; FAA grounds Virgin Galactic plane

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Hurricane Ida death toll reaches 26. Ida left 26 people dead from Maryland to New York, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. At least 12 people died in New York City. NY Gov. Kathy Hochul said, "This is the first time we have a flash flood of this proportion in the city of New York." Follow Insider's live coverage here.Biden slams SCOTUS. Presi...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, Nbc, Maryland, Supreme Court, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Arkansas, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Associated Press, Biden, Abba


FAA grounds Virgin Galactic’s core spaceship pending probe into Richard Branson’s flight

SpaceShipTwo won’t fly until the FAA says it’s safe.
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