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U.S.: Laptops in Checked Bags Pose Fire, Explosion Risk

The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration…

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FAA Approves Elbit Fog-Conquering Technology

An Israeli-developed system for flying in conditions of limited visibility due to fog, storm or pollution has been approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), marking a breakthrough in…

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Medical Trainees Need Their Sleep

Getting five or six hours of sleep — not unusual for many of us — can not only hamper one’s kavanah in davening but can leave a driver impaired to…

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Satellite Owner Says SpaceX Owes $50M or Free Flight

Israel’s Space Communication Ltd said on Sunday it could seek $50 million or a free flight from Elon Musk’s SpaceX after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week by…

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The Next Drone You Hear…

That low humming noise you are hearing in the background as you read this could be the motor of your refrigerator, or could it be an unmanned aircraft, newly legalized…

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FAA: No Psychological Testing Needed of Airline Pilots

Federal officials say they’ve ruled out requiring psychological testing for airline pilots, despite an air crash last year in which a German pilot deliberately flew an airliner full of passengers…

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Senate Passes Bill That Would Boost Airport Security

The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones. The bill,…

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Government Not Ensuring Pilot Skills Are Sharp

The government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to…

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FAA Tells Drone Owners to Skip Registration Firms

The government says requirements to register drones will be simple enough that owners don’t need to pay a “drone registration” firm to do it for them. Some websites are advertising…

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