Tagged: FAA

Clueless, Careless and Crashy the Airliner

This is a follow up to one of my let’s-all-come-together-on-this-“safety of the NAS” educational pieces prior to the FAA UAS symposium. Some lingering questions were posed during the streamed symposium, and, to the best of my knowledge, not one of these pertinent and salient queries was answered. So, apparently ponying

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FAA Restricts Drone Operations over Additional Military Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced new airspace restrictions effective July 11, 2019 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) attempting to fly over national security sensitive locations. The FAA has been cooperating with federal partners to address concerns about malicious drone operations by using the agency’s existing authority under Title 14

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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Announces New Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is proud to announce James Grimsley as Choctaw Nation’s new Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives. In his role, he will manage strategic advanced technology programs, such as the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“drone”) Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) and similar initiatives and support economic

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NASA Tests Onboard Detect and Avoid Sensors

NASA initiated a series of flight tests back in 2012 to assist the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as they develop regulations to allow the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). Flash forward to today, the team has begun its final series of test flights

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The Golden Part 107.39 Parachute

Recently it has been announced that the FAA has granted a first-of-its-kind waiver for flying over people with a parachute and that a certain huge construction company has benefited from the ASTM 3322-18 (is there an FAA NOA?) standard and adequately addressed safety concerns at the FAA. Now, before you

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Free FAA Webinars

After receiving positive feedback and constructive input, the FAA has optimized their program content and added a session to include the recent changes to recreational flying.

Webinar schedule:

June 19, 2019 2 P.M. ET Public Safety:

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FAA Should Reconsider Michigan for Testing Drones

The Wolverine State offers every class of airspace, long distances over water and enviable rural land mass. The FAA recently rejected Michigan as a test site for drone integration into public services. The feds should reconsider. By Army Lt. Col. Jeremy Latchaw Michigan’s geographical expanse supplies drone pilots with the

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FAA Issues Waiver to Fly Drones with Parachutes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it issued Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Washington, D.C., a Part 107 waiver on June 1 to operate a DJI Phantom 4 drone, equipped with a parachute, over people. A waiver is required to operate a drone contrary to the rules in part

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Remote ID Regulations for UAS Delayed to September

On May 22, 2019, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which is part of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published the Trump Administration’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, better known as the Unified Agenda. The Unified Agenda indicates that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA)

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Uber Seeks Approval for San Diego Drone Deliveries

Last-mile drone delivery in the United States is heating up with the addition of a request by Uber to operate a food service in San Diego. An application filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Luke Fischer, Head of Flight Operations for Uber Technologies affiliate Uber Elevate, Inc., follows

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FAA Announces More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones

With effect from yesterday, more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports

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Drone Advisory Committee – Full List of New Members

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao formally announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues by helping to identify challenges and

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FAA Highlights Changes for Recreational Drones

While recreational flyers may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in controlled airspace around airports. Furthermore, they must comply with all airspace restrictions and prohibitions

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FAA to Debut Remote ID Rule in July

The FAA plans to release its remote identification ruling for UAS in July, UAS Integration Office Executive Director Jay Merkle said in front of Congress last week. The remote ID rules — often compared to license plates for drones — would allow the FAA, police officers and other public officials

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AirMap Supports NASA and FAA UTM Research Projects

The AirMap team has also been busy with several exciting drone demonstration projects throughout the United States. AirMap was selected recently as a program partner for both NASA’s TCL4 trials in Texas and Nevada as well as the FAA’s UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program (UPP) at Virginia Tech. In both

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Supplier’s Comment on FAA C-UAS Guidance

In May 2019, the US Federal Aviation Administration published their latest guidance on how airports can integrate counterdrone technology into their security ecosystem. Counterdrone technology is used to assess airspace activity, understand how many drones are in the airspace, and to provide context to security teams on how to best

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FAA Statement on UAS Detection Systems at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) understands airport safety and security concerns raised by the malicious or errant use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The agency shares these concerns. In order to support the safe integration of UAS detection systems into the airport environment, the FAA provided important information and continues

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FAA – Show Me The Accountability

Next time the FAA says we need data someone needs to speak up about accountability. I used to do it, but I don’t go to the shows anymore because I find the bullshit hard to stomach. These spectacles have morphed into a highbred multilevel marketing/self-help seminar. The shows present the

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