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Lawmakers Urge FAA to Address UAS Security Risks

House lawmakers have called on the Federal Aviation Administration to implement measures to help mitigate security risks from unmanned aircraft systems, FCW reported Wednesday. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) said at a Wednesday hearing of the House Transportation Committee’s aviation subcommittee that UAS platforms should be installed with remote detection and identification systems. Earl …

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Report: Proposed NDAA to Reinstate FAA Drone Registration Rule

The fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would restore Federal Aviation Administration rules on the registration of small, model-aircraft-sized drones, FCW reported Friday. FAA previously implemented an online registration requirement for commercial and recreational drone operators who use unmanned aircraft systems that weigh less than 55 pounds and …

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US, China Aviation Agencies Ink Agreement for Airworthiness Standards Recognition

The U.S. and China aviation agencies have signed an agreement that works to validate each country’s regulatory standards on airworthiness of flight systems. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it has inked the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness with the Civil Aviation Administration of China in efforts to enable both authorities …

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Transportation Dept to Launch Pilot Program for UAS Integration in the Natl Airspace

President Donald Trump has directed Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to launch a program that will assess and validate operations for unmanned aircraft systems alongside state and local governments in select areas. The Transportation Department‘s UAS Integration Pilot Program will look to streamline and address challenges related to integrating drones into …

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FAA Drafts Plan to Regulate Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Components

The Federal Aviation Administration has created a roadmap to address a growing use of additive manufacturing processes across the aerospace sector from a regulatory standpoint, Space News reported Friday. FAA sent a draft version of its Additive Manufacturing Strategic Roadmap to the agency management team for evaluation and the document suggests production, …

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USAF Sec. Heather Wilson’s POC Event Keynote Pushes for More Resources to Elevate Space Domain

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has emphasized during her keynote speech at a forum hosted by Executive Mosaic‘s Potomac Officers Club that the U.S. needs to establish readiness for potential conflict in the space domain. The service branch said Wednesday Wilson called for increased resources and flexibility in procurement in order to …

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