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Air Force, Ohio Plan Joint Investment in UAS Research Equipment

The U.S. Air Force and the state of Ohio plan to deploy research equipment worth $5 million at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in a bid to secure Federal Aviation Administration approval for unmanned aircraft use beyond a pilot’s line of sight, Springfield News-Sun reported Thursday. Allison Wichie writes Art Huber, director of operations at …

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FAA Seeks New Air Traffic Control Specialists

The Federal Aviation Administration seeks an estimated 1,400 new air traffic control specialists and will accept entry-level candidate applications for the position from Aug. 8 to 15. The new ATCS will undergo an intensive training program in their first months of employment at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma to prepare them for …

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FAA Issues Drone Policy Guide for State, Local Regulators

The Federal Aviation Administration has published a fact sheet to inform state and local government agencies of FAA’s proposed framework for the regulation of small unmanned aircraft systems, Fedscoop reported Friday. Alex Koma writes the FAA developed the guide in order to prevent differing UAS restrictions that it believes could hamper the …

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FAA Deputy CIO Steve Cooper Retiring From Govt

Steve Cooper, deputy chief information officer at the Federal Aviation Administration, has told Federal News Radio he is retiring from the government Thursday and taking an early buyout from the agency. Cooper told reporter Jason Miller he may not have a successor as FAA CIO Tina Amereihn is reorganizing the …

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