Tag Archives: Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Postpones Implementation of New Rules for Drone Tracking, Operations

Drone Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed the implementation of two new rules that will require operators of small unmanned aerial systems to register their UAS for remote identification tracking, and allow them to conduct drone operations over people and vehicles at certain times of the day. Both Remote ID and Operations Over People and at Night rules were finalized in Dec. 2020. 

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FAA Partners With Oklahoma’s Choctaw Nation to Study UAS Integration Into National Airspace; Michelle Coppedge Quoted

Federal Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will jointly research unmanned aircraft system-assisted cargo transportation to advance the national airspace system. “Our goal is to advance the development and integration of UAS into what is already a complex national airspace system,” said Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Director Michelle Coppedge.

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FAA to Test UAS Security Systems at Five U.S. Airports

Federal Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has named five host airports that will test new security systems designed to boost security against drone threats. FAA said Tuesday its Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program will use the gathered input to implement new standards and technologies for airport protection against unauthorized UAS.

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FAA Needs Personnel to Facilitate Recreational Drone Safety Tests

Federal Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeks test administrators for a new program that aims to test the safety of recreational drones. FAA said Monday that it has opened applications for third-party entities that would administer and facilitate The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Parties interested to serve as test administrators may submit applications through March 31st. 

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DynCorp International Earns FAA Diamond Awards

DynCorp International

DynCorp International (DI) has earned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award for Excellence in three programs: CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service Firewatch program and U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington program. The awards have recognized the company’s commitment to aviation maintenance training. 

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FAA Seeks Public Comment on Aviation Noise Research Program

Aviation Noise

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requesting public input on agency-sponsored research into the effects of civil aircraft noise on the well-being of residents in areas surrounding U.S. airports. The comment period is open through March 15th. According to FAA, the number of people exposed to airport noise throughout the country dropped by 94 percent during the past 40 years to roughly 400,000. 

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DHS S&T Launches Collaborative Effort to Support Aerial Border Security; Teddy Damour Quoted

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) has commenced an effort to demonstrate its aerial surveillance technologies in support of security at the U.S.-Canada border. The Congress-supported effort will make use of small unmanned aircraft systems and other types of drones to simulate air domain threats.

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GAO: FAA Should Provide Stakeholders With More Info on Drone Traffic Mgmt System Implementation

Drone Traffic Management

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provide public and industry stakeholders in the unmanned aircraft systems market with additional data about its efforts to help the latter better align their activities with FAA plans for implementing a drone traffic management system. FAA is working with NASA and other stakeholders to advance UTM development. 

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NASA, FAA Sign Partnership to Support, Develop U.S. Air Safety; Robert Pearce Quoted

Air Traffic Management

NASA will conduct research on air traffic management to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) promote public air transportation safety. The space agency said Tuesday it signed a five-year agreement that enables aviation research, development and demonstration partnerships between NASA and FAA. The space agency will gather test-based data to help FAA implement and regulate the use of AAM technology in the National Airspace System.

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Gen. James Dickinson Backs Plan to Transfer Space Traffic Control to Commerce Department

Gen. James Dickinson

Army Gen. James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), said he supports a plan for the Department of Commerce (DOC) to take over space traffic management responsibilities to enable Space Command to focus on monitoring space activities that have an impact on national security. Dickinson said his command and the department have been collaborating in the past two years to come up with a plan for the transition. 

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