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California Commissioner Was Passenger on Jet That Nearly Landed on Taxiway

A top California state official said he was a passenger on an Air Canada jet that nearly landed on a taxiway where four other planes were sitting rather than the designated runway at San Francisco International Airport earlier this week. …

Amazon’s Delivery Drone Project Focuses on Birds (and How to Avoid Them)

Amazon.com Inc.’s development of package-delivery drones is progressing to the point where the company is now thinking a lot about geese. The e-commerce company said Thursday it has started development of an air-traffic control system to manage its fleet as …

Amazon and UK Government Form Partnership to Test Drone Deliveries

Amazon Inc. and the British government have announced a partnership to test the e-commerce giant’s aerial drone parcel delivery system after run-ins over the technology’s use. Supervised by the U.K.’s aviation safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, the trial will …

Update: Massive Search Continues for Wreckage from Missing EgyptAir Flight

The disappearance of an EgyptAir jetliner carrying 66 people over the Mediterranean Sea triggered a massive search for evidence amid concern that a deliberate act may have knocked the plane from the sky. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said floating materials …

U.K. Eyes Requiring Drones to Fit Anti-Collision Technology for Aviation Safety

Britain is considering whether civilian drones will have to be fitted with technology intended to prevent collisions with airplanes after a series of near-misses around airports. “The U.K. government and the Civil Aviation Authority are talking to manufacturers about implementing …

Drone Flies Within 20 Feet of Air France Jet Above Paris; Investigation Under Way

A drone came within 5 meters (20 feet) of a potentially catastrophic collision with an Air France plane coming in to land at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, marking one of the closest encounters so far between one of the …

Part from Missing Malaysia Flight 370 Said to Have Been Found off Mozambique

Investigators probing the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are examining an object found on the coast of Mozambique they suspect came from the missing Boeing Co. 777, a person familiar with the investigation said. The piece turned up …

Airplane Bomb Targeted Western Intelligence Officials: Al-Shabaab Statement

Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Daallo Airlines airplane, saying in a statement the attack was part of an operation aimed at dozens of Western intelligence officials and Turkish NATO forces flying to Djibouti. An English-language release …

Study on Air Traffic Controllers’ Chronic Fatigue Kept Secret

Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government has kept secret for nearly four years. Federal Aviation Administration …

SkyWest Jet Plunge in April Prompts FAA Safety Limits

U.S. aviation regulators imposed unusual speed and altitude restrictions on St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Inc., a regional airline flying for several mainline carriers, after one of its planes temporarily plummeted out of control in April. The Federal Aviation Administration said …