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Re: FAA: Now you can use electronics gate-to-gate

DrFumblefinger ·
About time!
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Re: Fast Start for New Inflight Device Rules

Former Member ·
This is ironic. Electronic devices which, themselves, become rapidly obsolete are making videos about them obsolete simply by the popularity of the devices.
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Re: Chicago Fire Still Holding Up Air Traffic

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting. I wondered about that.
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Re: FAA close to new rules on inflight devices

DrFumblefinger ·
About time, PHeymont! Thanks for getting this posted.
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Re: New Pilot Rules: Safer skies, but some delays likely

Travel Rob ·
I always thought that was a major problem.Glad they are looking out for the pilots. Anyone who has ever flown a long flight to Asia or Australia knows how tired a passenger gets.I can't imagine having to make critical judgements as a Pilot under little rest.
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FAA: Now you can use electronics gate-to-gate

PHeymont ·
Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate.Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let...
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FAA posts warning: E-cigarettes can cause onboard fires

PHeymont ·
The FAA has notified airlines that e-cigarettes in checked bags, possibly left on accidentally, can—and have—caused fires in cargo holds and on the ground.  DETAILS
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They believe they can fly...but signs are not good!

PHeymont ·
America's most persistent attempt at starting a new airline is out there again, looking for crowdfunding to get off the ground. First as Family Airlines, and since 2010 as Avatar Airlines, they've been trying for take-off since 1992, with plans for an...
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FAA close to new rules on inflight devices

PHeymont ·
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/technology/faa-nears-new-rules-on-devices.html
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Chicago Fire Still Holding Up Air Traffic

PHeymont ·
Flight delays caused by a fire at a major FAA facility near Chicago have had paralyzing effects across a wide area of the country, with planes unable to use normal facilities at Chicago's O'Hare (a hub for United and American) and Midway (a major...
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Flight Attendants: Bring back the old rules on electronics

PHeymont ·
A lawsuit filed by the Association of Flight Attendants (CWA) is asking to have FAA rules permitting gate-to-gate use of electronics overturned, claiming that devices distract passengers from hearing safety announcements, and could become dangerous...
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Fast Start for New Inflight Device Rules

PHeymont ·
Apparently anticipating yesterday's FAA announcement of new rules for inflight electronics, Delta and JetBlue had already submitted their compliance documents to the FAA, and may begin the new rules as early as today or tomorrow (Nov. 1-2). American...
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FAA Says: A little less droid, a little more pilot

PHeymont ·
The Federal Aviation Administration is mandating a safety update already recommended by Boeing for 737s; it's designed to give pilots more warning when airspeed drops too low, especially in landings and approaches. Too much reliance on auto-throttle...
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FAA Orders Safety Fix for 767

PHeymont ·
The FAA has given Boeing and airlines 6 years to fix a possible problem with tail elevators on 767 that could jam and cause loss of control. The problem's been known for several years; frequent safety inspections have been done to identify any...
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On-line in the Air: Rules still vary

PHeymont ·
Just back the other day from a week in Spain, flying both ways on Iberia. Unlike the U.S. carriers that now allow gate-to-gate use of electronics (as long as they're in airplane mode) Iberia very firmly told me to put away my phone and Kindle until the seat-belt light was off—just like the old days! Has anyone else had recent experience with non-U.S. airlines and their policies. I know the EU regulatory authorities have issued rules that are pretty much the same as the FAA's, but apparently...
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New Pilot Rules: Safer skies, but some delays likely

PHeymont ·
New rules for pilots are in effect this weekend, resulting from the FAA's investigation of pilot fatigue in a Colgan Air commuter crash a few years ago. The new rules limit pilots to 8 or 9 hour shifts (depending on start time) and require 10 hours...
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FAA funding bill: battleground of amendments

PHeymont ·
As Congress begins work on the FAA funding bill, consumer advocates and industry lobbyists go to work to get their favorite amendments included.
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Europe taking its own look at MAX

PHeymont ·
Europe has started its independent testing of the Boeing 737 MAX prior to its return to service in the coming months.
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