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Drones Still Popular Holiday Gift, but Insurance is a Must

Drones have been popular holiday gifts, but many people may not know that purchasing insurance is a good idea for your unmanned aircraft. Stories appear after the holidays about anxious recipients of the gift immediately opening their drones and setting them in flight in the living room, only to have them get caught in ceiling sprinklers, tangled in daughters' hair and crashing into Christmas tree....
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Drone Rules Not Expected Any Time Soon

With more than three times as many drones operating in the U.S. than manned aircraft, commercial applications of the unmanned aircraft - from package deliveries to video applications - still await airborne-identification rules from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). And, according to a recent story in The Wall Street Journal, those regulations may not be coming as quickly as once expected. In "Rule Delay Slows...
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Boeing Issues Bulletin Warning Airlines of Potential Erroneous Instrument Readings

Following the crash of the Indonesia new Lion Air jetliner that crashed into the Java Sea killing all 189 people on board, Boeing is now reporting that a crucial sensor that is the subject of a Boeing safety bulletin was replaced in that aircraft the day before and possibly worsened other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2018). The Federal Aviation...
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Two O’Hare Shuttle Buses Collide, Injuring at Least Six People

Two shuttle buses collided early Saturday morning (Nov. 3, 2018) at O'Hare Airport near Terminal 5 injuring at least six people.Emergency crews were called to the scene about 3 a.m. and transported the injured to area hospitals. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.The injured are reported to be in stable condition.
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New Boeing Aircraft Crashes Into the the Java Sea; No Survivors Expected Among 189 Aboard

A brand-new Boeing 737-800 aircraft crashed Monday (Oct. 29, 2018)into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia.Lion Air Flight 610 had just taken off when three minutes into the flight the pilot requested to return to the airport. It was at an altitude of about 5,200 feet. Although the flight reportedly was cleared to return, the aircraft plunged into the sea minutes later.The...
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