Federal Aviation Administration

College Suspends Drone Use Pending Federal AuthorizationThe use of a drone purchased by Hood College has been suspended until federal regulators decide whether to grant the school exceptions to the rule on drone usage.
Western Md. Airport Official Steps DownThe head of the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport's management board is quitting amid a dispute over car races on the tarmac.
FAA Could Allow Car Races At Western Md. AirportThe Federal Aviation Administration says it might be able to resolve an issue that is blocking car races at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport.
University of Maryland Among Schools Collaborating On Drone TestingUniversities in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey were among those selected Monday to collaborate on developing test sites for drones, a technology one U.S. senator compared to the development of the cell phone.
FAA Says Western Md. Wind Farm No Aviation HazardThe Federal Aviation Administration says a proposed wind farm on Maryland's highest mountain won't be an aviation hazard.
Cumberland Airport Bans Car Races On TarmacManagers of the Greater Cumberland Airport say they'll no longer allow car races on the tarmac.
Md. Bids To Become Testing Site For Unmanned DronesFinding room in the sky for unmanned drones. It's a technical challenge Maryland says it's up to.
FAA Looks To Relax Restrictions On Electronics Usage On PlanesTurning off all your electronic devices during flight takeoff and landing may be a thing of the past. An FAA advisory council is looking to relax some restrictions.
BWI, Salisbury Airports Get Millions In GrantsTwo airports in Maryland have received more than $8 million in federal grants for runway rehabilitation and to improve traffic flow.
Lightning Strike Grounds BWI Flights For Hours, Injures Air Traffic ControllerA lightning bolt strikes the air traffic control tower at BWI--injuring an employee and grounding planes for hours.
FAA: Air Traffic System Soon At Full OperationThe Federal Aviation Administration says it's suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities will begin returning to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours.
Crisfield Airport Gets $78,000 Federal GrantCrisfield Municipal Airport has been awarded a grant of more than $78,000 to update its master plan.