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Drone NAS Integration, What Really Happened

As we look forward to working with a new FAA administrator, we have to remember some of the past integration mistakes so we do not relieve them on the...

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & ID ARC Report

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) chartered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June has submitted its report and recommendations (PDF) to the agency on technologies available...

The FAA Private Rule Making Process

If you have been paying attention and have invested the time into listening to the podcasts, presentations, and videos or read the stories, you’ve probably either said or thought...

FAA Grants Airworthiness Certificate for Aurora’s Optionally-Piloted UH-1H

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s newest optionally-piloted aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter. The latest development in the...

The FAA Seeks Emergency Clearance to Revise its Existing Information Collection...

Just park this here, it may be of interest moving forward. Read in full here Affected Public: Businesses and Small UAS operators under 14 CFR part 107. Frequency of Submission: One submission per operation. Respondent Universe: small...

FAA Works with Florida Drone Operators to Speed Hurricane Recovery

After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida last weekend, unmanned aircraft – more popularly, drones – have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts in the...

Air Traffic Control privatization checklist

Well done AOPA! We whole heartedly endorse their position. I find myself getting increasingly annoyed by special interest groups with little to no actual in field RPA experience telling us what...

The FAA did not enforce any action based on pilot registry...

One more feather in John Taylor's cap. If you have been following this saga closely. Especially on Facebook, you will know that some folks are claiming that the FAA...

Consortiq Becomes Part of the FAA Assure Program

UAS and drone experts, Consortiq, have officially become part of Assure, the FAA’s center for excellence in UAS research. The move marks a significant step for Consortiq, already established as...
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FAA Statement Regarding US Court of Appeals Decision

We are carefully reviewing the U.S. Court of Appeals decision as it relates to drone registrations. The FAA put registration and operational regulations in place to ensure that drones are...