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Federal Aviation Administration Announces Key Appointments for Executive Directors of Aircraft Certification and UAS...

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Earl Lawrence’s promotion to the Agency’s Executive Director for Aircraft Certification. Lawrence was...

Taint It A Shame ASTM – drone standards

One of the new FAA mantras trifecta is “standards,” the other two are “we’re open for business” and “bring us a safety case.” I’ve...

Color Me Gobsmacked

The following hardball (and softball too) questions took three-plus weeks (and in some cases 6 plus years) for the FAA to answer as they...

Tests for UAS Integration Pilot Program begin – Iris Automation

SALINA - The Kansas Department of Transportation is starting the testing phase of the Integration Pilot Program this week. Flights by Iris Automation will focus...

The FAA UAS NAS Integration Roadmap

Where did they get the GIS data for this thing? I was all set to do a comparative analysis with the previous Federal Aviation...

Nevada Test Site Questions

This piece was sent in by a sUAS News reader after they saw the Legal Interpretation I requested dated 9/21/18. I will say that...

Kittyhawk: Where Flight Happens (Even In Controlled Airspace)

Now Offering LAANC as an FAA-Approved UAS Service Supplier For months and months, our customers have been hounding us about LAANC, including customers that recently became investors....

FAA UASIO (attached) Personnel Roster With Contact Information

Good news! The days of getting the waiver run around and or spending countless hours on the Internet for UASIO names and contact are...

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Completes Successful Drone Demonstration

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) hosted a successful unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or “drone” demonstration yesterday in Stringtown, Oklahoma as part of the...

FAA Statement–Federal vs. Local Drone Authority

Congress has provided the FAA with exclusive authority to regulate aviation safety, the efficiency of the navigable airspace, and air traffic control, among other...