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FAA Grounds Bezos After New Shepard Booster Goes Up in Flames

FAA Grounds Bezos After New Shepard Booster Goes Up in Flames

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos during a post-launch briefing on July 20, 2021.Photo: Tony Gutierrez (AP) Suborbital flights of Blue Origin’s space tourism rocket are suspended pending a Federal Aviation Administration review of Monday’s in-flight anomaly. No passengers were aboard at the time, but the apparent booster failure triggered the vehicle’s capsule escape system. 02:49 …

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Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

DALLAS — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. Airlines for America, which represents the largest U.S. carriers, said Friday it wants to know FAA’s staffing plans …

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FAA says Verizon and AT&T will soon be able to use the good 5G

FAA says Verizon and AT&T will soon be able to use the good 5G

The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, says it expects AT&T and Verizon to be able to more or less fully roll out their 5G C-band networks by July 2023, after multiple delays due to concerns about the radio waves affecting vital safety equipment on planes. The plan, which the FAA says is the result of …

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It's a pain to fly these days. The FAA and airlines are trying to fix that

It’s a pain to fly these days. The FAA and airlines are trying to fix that

WARRENTON, Va. – During a morning meeting in early May, staff at the federal air traffic command center rattle off a few of the day’s obstacles: storms near the Florida coast and in Texas, a military aircraft exercise, and a report of a bird strike at Newark Liberty International Airport. The center, about an hour’s …

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FAA requiring SpaceX to make changes to Texas launch site ahead of future launches

FAA requiring SpaceX to make changes to Texas launch site ahead of future launches

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that SpaceX’s plans for the company’s massive Starbase launch site in South Texas will have some environmental impact on the surrounding land and area — but not enough to require a full environmental impact statement. Now, SpaceX will need to make more than 75 changes to its proposal …

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