Tag Archives: Federal Aviation Administration

FAA: University Consortium Examines UAS Collision Risks

A consortium of universities has conducted a study on potential injuries that unmanned aircraft systems could cause in case of collision with people on the ground. The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, identified blunt force trauma, penetration injuries and lacerations as the three dominant injury types that …

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FAA Unveils 200 Facility Maps for Commercial UAS Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration has released more than 200 facility maps that provide information on areas and altitudes near airports where operators can fly their unmanned aerial systems. FAA said Thursday the facility maps are designed to help drone operators boost the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests and help the agency simplify …

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GAO: FAA Should Identify Long Term R&D Priorities, Address Statutory Reporting Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Federal Aviation Administration to implement initiatives to identify FAA’s long term research-and-development priorities and  comply with research-related statutory reporting requirements. GAO said Monday it found that FAA does not fully meet requirements, guidance and leading practices on the management of the agency’s R&D portfolio. FAA has yet to …

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FAA to Release Initial UAS Facility Maps by April 27

The Federal Aviation Administration aims to release an initial batch of facility maps for small unmanned aircraft systems by April 27 in a move to help remote pilots depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS platforms will be allowed to operate. FAA said Monday the maps are intended to guide drone operators when they apply for Part …

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DHS S&T Inaugurates New Explosive Detection System Testing Facility; Robert Griffin Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has opened a facility at DHS’ Transportation Security Laboratory in New Jersey for testing and evaluation of explosives detection systems. DHS said Wednesday the new T&E building, located at the William J. Hughes Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center, includes space for specialized explosive storage and handling …

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