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February 24, 2016

FAA Unveils Effort to Expand the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is establishing an aviation rulemaking committee  (PDF) with industry stakeholders to develop recommendations for a regulatory framework that would allow certain UAS to be operated over people who are not directly involved in the operation of the aircraft. The FAA is taking this action

February 11, 2016

AUVSI Applauds FAA Reauthorization Bill for Advancing UAS Integration

ARLINGTON, Va. – Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, a six-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The legislation was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA)

February 9, 2016

FAA Updates DC-Area Unmanned Aircraft Procedures

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is updating its conditions today for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C. to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft. As of 12:01 a.m. EST, Wednesday, February 10, the operating procedures will allow model aircraft, commercial and public users to operate

January 7, 2016

FAA Releases B4UFLY Smartphone App

January 7 — Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the public release of the B4UFLY mobile application following an initial beta testing period. B4UFLY tells users about current or upcoming requirements and restrictions in areas of the National Airspace System (NAS) where they may want to operate their unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The

December 21, 2015

FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins Dec. 21

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry is expected to go live during the day on December 21. Please check the agency’s home page at http://www.faa.gov/ for updates.   In preparation for registering online, each owner must provide his or her name, home address and e-mail address. Upon completion of registration, the web application will generate a Certificate

December 18, 2015

FAA Issues Fact Sheet on State and Local UAS Laws

December 18, 2015 — The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new fact sheet on state and local regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) provides information for states and municipalities considering laws or regulations addressing UAS use. The document outlines FAA's safety reasons for federal oversight of aviation and airspace, and explains federal responsibility in this area.  

December 14, 2015

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras. The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations

November 16, 2015

FAA: Think Twice About “Drone Registration” Firms

Nov. 16, 2015—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there's no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number.  Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced later this month before paying anyone to

November 11, 2015

Bringing the Future of Unmanned Systems to Virginia

The Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission held its second meeting Thursday at the George Washington University, bringing together public and private sector experts including Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), B.A. ’77, for continued discussion of how to bring the state to the forefront of designing and implementing these developing technologies. Unmanned systems like automated cars, delivery drones

November 4, 2015

FAA Administrator Opens UAS Registration Meeting

November 4, 2015 - FAA Administrator Opens UAS Registration Meeting. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Remarks as prepared: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for taking the time to be here. Unmanned aircraft use has increased dramatically in recent years. With this surge in popularity has come growing concerns about their safe operation in our nation’s airspace.

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