Thursday, July 29

FAA

Astronauts, Blue Origin, FAA, Jeff Bezos, New Shepard, Rocket Launch, Science, Space, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Tech Insider

Jeff Bezos’ astronaut wings might only be’honorary’ after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." LoadingSomething is loading. Jeff Bez...
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The FAA has ordered safety checks on all 9,300 Boeing 737 aircraft for a failure that could cause cabin oxygen levels to drop dangerously low

Airlines have been told to inspect 2 pressure switches on Boeing 737s over concerns they could fail. Their failure could mean that cabin oxygen levels fall dangerously low, the FAA said. An unnamed operator reported that the switches failed in tests on three different 737 models. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
FAA, Flight Attendants, mask mandate, Transportation, unruly passenger

Clashes over masks make up more than 75% of unruly passenger complaints, new data reveals, as flight attendants describe’unprecedented violence’ on the job

More than 75% of the FAA's unruly passenger reports in 2021 come from people refusing to wear masks. The FAA has received more than 3,200 reports of unruly passengers so far this year. The new data comes as flight attendants worsening mental health over passenger aggression onboard. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Air Traffic Control, Delayed Flights, FAA, JFK Airport, Transportation

A water leak at JFK Airport caused hundreds of flight delays, cancellations, and diversions on the busiest travel weekend of the pandemic

Nearly 300 flights were delayed or diverted after a water leak at JFK airport in New York City. The FAA told Insider the leak was in one of its air-traffic control towers and has been repaired. The disruption occurred on the busiest weekend for travel since the start of the pandemic. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell says she is hoping for a Starship orbital launch in July

SpaceX's president said the company is "shooting for July" for its first Starship orbit mission. The company is yet to receive regulatory approval from the FAA for such a launch, per SpaceNews. "I'm hoping we make it but we all know that this is difficult," said Gwynne Shotwell at a conference. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's president, Gwynne Shotwell, said the company is "shooting for July" for its first Starship rocket orbit launch, SpaceNews reported. Speaking at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference on Friday, Shotwell said: "I'm hoping we make it, but we all know that t...
Airlines, Airport Security, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, passengers, Transportation, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, Violence

It’s not just flight attendants dealing with unruly passengers: airport security face assaults too, the TSA said. One passenger is accused of biting 2 TSA officers, and faces a $14,000 fine.

An airline passenger has been accused of biting two airport safety officers in Denver. A passenger in Kentucky is accused of assaulting two safety officers, and faces criminal charges, the TSA said. Reports of unruly passengers, many relating to mask mandates, have hit record levels. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Flight attendants describe’unprecedented’ violence as travel returns and passenger aggression soars

7 flight attendants told Insider the rise in passenger violence has worsened their mental health. Flight attendants said the aggression stems from a divisive political climate. Some flight attendants want airlines to offer free, on-demand mental health services. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Nas Lewis, a Chicago-based flight attendant, went to cut off an aggressive, intoxicated passenger from drinking more alcohol, he told her: "If I had a Black Lives Matter shirt on, this wouldn't be a problem."Lewis, who is a woman of color, was taken aback and said she found the situation emotionally abusive. The aggression ...
Amazon, dron, Drones, FAA, Negocios, Noticias, Tendencias

Amazon receives authorization for delivery with drones | Digital Trends Spanish

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States recognized Amazon Prime Air as an "aeronautical company", with which the retail giant could now make its deliveries with drones. After receiving permission, it is presumed that the company would soon implement a test program using the devices whose technical characteristics were known by the authority in 2019. “Amazon and its competitors have yet to overcome some regulatory and technical hurdles before packages of pet food or toothpaste can routinely arrive at people's homes. But the action shows that they have convinced the government that they are ready to operate in a highly regulated sector, "he said. Bloomberg. Eric Santoyo / Pexels For Amazon Vice President David Carbon, the certification “is an impor...