FAA: Ban Laptops From Baggage Holds, Not Cabins

FAA: Ban Laptops From Baggage Holds, Not Cabins »

Just months ago, government security agencies were contemplating a ban of electronic devices larger than a cellphone from airliner cabins, but this week, the FAA is calling for the opposite. In a paper filed with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the FAA said its tests show that large electronic devices such as laptops can cause fires that could overwhelm the fire suppression system airline baggage holds are equipped with. The paper said such a fire could be serious enough to result in a hull loss.

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Trump Authorizes Recall Of Retired USAF Pilots

Trump Authorizes Recall Of Retired USAF Pilots »

Invoking emergency powers, President Trump waived a law Friday that had limited the ability of the Air Force to pull pilots out of retirement. Pentagon spokesman Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross says he expects the Secretary of Defense will use the power to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for three years each.

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A330neo First Flight

A330neo First Flight »

A reheated version of Airbusís 25-year-old A330, the A330neo flew for the first time Thursday in the European companyís attempt to shore up its presence in the 250-300-seat long-range market.

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