A custom-built drone developed for Crocs Japan GK carries a pair of Crocs Norlin sneakers while flying during a media preview at the company’s temporary “aerial store” in Tokyo . Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Amazon has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages t(...)

A US draft rule governing drones limits flying speed to 100mph (160kph) and the altitude to 500ft (152m) above ground level. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The United States aviation regulator has proposed that people flying drones for commercial purposes obtain a special pilot certificate, stay away f(...)

The area surrounding Kentucky Lake, where a seven-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four other passengers. Photograph: Google Maps
Girl survives plane crash in Kentucky
  • US
  • January 3, 2015, 13:01

A seven-year-old girl has walked away from a plane crash in Kentucky that killed four people.The child left the wreckage of the Piper PA-34 and found(...)

Smoke billows from the aircraft wreckage site beside the airport in Wichita. Photograph: Kelli2431/Twitter

A small aircraft crashed into a building adjacent to the Wichita, Kansas, airport, killing two people and leaving five unaccounted for. Just before 3(...)

Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)

The Slovakian Aeromobil 2.5 prototype  has had about 40 hours of flight testing and resembles a supercar with considerable flight capabilities

A number of us can thank a cartoon character from the future, George Jetson, for instilling our longing. Students of aviation history might look fo(...)

 People gather outside an area where St. Louis police had blocked off where a man was shot and killed by St Louis Police after allegedly robbing a store and brandishing a knife on police. Photograph: Larry W Smith /EPA 1:16

Police officers in St Louis, United States have shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man who they say was wielding a knife and refused to d(...)

File image of Ryanair jets lands at Stansted airport. Photograph:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images

A Ryanair jet suffered “significant damage’ while parked at a Portuguese airport but it wasn’t detected until the crew experienced control problems du(...)

Palestinians search for victims under the rubble of a house which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike during an Israeli ground offensive east of Khan Younis in  southern Gaza today. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa /Reuters

Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war today with the lifting of a US ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting(...)

Luggage and belongings are seen near the site of Thursday’s Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Insurance on the Malaysian airliner brought down over Ukraine is likely to pay out relatively quickly if the cause of the crash is determined, but obs(...)