It turns out there are several legitimate reasons why a pilot might want to shut off this key form of communication that allows air traffic controllers to identify and track airplanes.
Since the Concorde’s final landing at London’s Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as a piece of lost luggage. However, this hasn’t stopped NASA from continuing the quest to develop solutions that will help get supersonic passenger travel off the ground once more.
The new recalls aren't related to investigations over the defective ignition switches case, but the company did say they're part of a broad product safety review prompted by the ignition switch problem, which is linked to 12 deaths.
Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the U.S. because the transmission shifter can be delayed or stop working.
According to documents, the cover on the fuel pump strainer can wear down from exposure to high temperatures and acidic chemicals, like those found in fertilizers.
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Aviation regulators say they're considering rules that would require alcohol and drug testing for people who work on U.S. airline planes in foreign maintenance and repair shops.
The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report.
State and federal inspectors have found several problems over the years at a Delaware dairy facility whose operations were recently halted after a deadly outbreak of a food-borne bacteria.
Commercial trucks and buses that cross state lines would have to be equipped with electronic devices that record how many hours the vehicles are in operation, according to a government proposal.
The number of carloads of crude oil U.S. railroads delivered last year surged 83 percent over 2012 as concerns about the shipments grow.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration says the much-debated painkiller Zohydro fills an "important and unique niche" for treating pain.
According to the chronology, GM employees were told about most of the Ion crash deaths within two weeks of when they occurred. So GM knew about the deaths but still failed to consider them until this year.
A retail industry group is encouraging convenience stores and gas stations nationwide not to sell electronic cigarettes to minors.
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into driver's side door fires in Jeep Liberty SUVs without seeking a recall.
Chrysler is recalling more than 49,000 Dodge Charger muscle cars because a connector can overheat and knock out low-beam headlights.
Graco has added 403,222 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles, but the added seats won't end a dispute with the U.S. government's road safety watchdog.
Officials dismissed reports that the missing Malaysian airliner's engines continued sending data for hours after its last contact, but said it was possible the plane continued flying and that they would widen their search.
Government officials filed charges accusing Fonterra of processing and exporting products in a way that didn't meet standards and then failing to notify officials quickly enough when it became aware of the lapses.
Apple's labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China.
Federal safety officials are investigating a fatal church van crash in north Florida that involved the catastrophic failure of a tire that was part of a July 2012 recall.
Officials say they're responding to citizen concern about privacy while a coalition of groups ranging from auto insurers to car dealers to data aggregators contend it will raise consumer prices and slow safety recalls.
General Motors is offering free loaner cars and $500 toward a new GM vehicle to more than a million owners of compact cars that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect.
Purdue Pharma says it has completed testing of an abuse-resistant version of the painkiller hydrocodone, a surprise development that could derail sales of the recently launched Zohydro.
The revelation this week that the jet's co-pilot allowed two female passengers to ride in the cockpit for the duration of a flight two years ago has invited scrutiny of the professionalism of top-level staff.