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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft News North America) Mon, Jan 5, 2015

U.S. Department of Transportation Finalizes Rules for Musical Instruments on Airplanes There have been horror stories aplenty about valuable musical instruments being damaged or not allowed on the flight by airlines. Also, each airline seemed to have different rules as to the size and weight limits of carry-on or checked instruments. In response, the U.S. Department of Transportation has officially implemented a statute to get everyone on the same page, as announced in a press release. OAt DOT, we know how important instruments are to musicians and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that they are not damaged while being transported on airlines,O said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. OThis final rule implements the statute, and it will go a long way towards keeping instruments safe when they fly[ETH]from allowing them in the cabin if thereOs space for safe stowage, to letting passengers buy a seat for certain large instruments.O Along with the ruling, a webpage was established to specifically provide information for air travel with musical instruments. The DOT also conducted summits between airline and musician representatives to discuss the issue. Sun, Jan 4, 2015

White House office holds up drone regulations Widely anticipated drone regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration are still waiting input from the White House Office of Management and Budget, even as business groups call for faster progress on enabling commercial drone use in the U.S. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

American Boeing 763 at Rio de Janeiro on Dec 30th 2014, blew all right main tyres on landing and taxied to gate An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N380AN performing flight AA-251, departed Dec 29th from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil), landed on Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport's runway 15 but blew all 4 right main gear tyres. The aircraft did not stop but taxied to the gate at high engine power with smoke trailing the right main gear. Runway, taxiway and apron surfaces received scratches. The airline reported the aircraft landed normally and taxied to the gate. It was then discovered that the tyres had blown. The onward flight AA-974 to New York JFK,NY (USA) was cancelled. The aircraft is still on the ground in Rio de Janeiro 28 hours after landing. Thu, Jan 1, 2015

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