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FAA Yank Proposed Safety Conditions for FedEx Missile Defense System

On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration withdrew the special safety conditions that FedEx Express officially proposed to meet in order to be approved. Installation of laser radiation missile defense system By plane.

This decision effectively puts a review of FedEx’s plans for in-flight missile countermeasures on hold. FedEx (NYSE: FDX) Applied to the FAA in late 2019 for certification to change the design of the Airbus A321 airliner to include the system. The FAA must issue a supplementary certificate in the event of a change in the design of an approved aircraft to ensure airworthiness.

The agency said it needed “further internal investigation” of the proposed conditions, such as precautions against accidental releases on the ground and in-flight safety of flight attendants and other aircraft. A decision was made to postpone the collection of proposals and stakeholder feedback to avoid public confusion, he said.

FedEx does not operate the A321 and operates a business that carries cargo rather than passengers.

FedE does not explain the specific reasons behind the desire to deploy a missile defense system, but it is generally regarded as a way to protect against the types of portable missiles available to terrorists. FedEx seems to be testing the concept rather than seeking extensive fleet deployment.

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FAA Yank Proposed Safety Conditions for FedEx Missile Defense System

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