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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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Michael Huerta: FAA Creates Cyber Committee to Prepare Against Nat’l Airspace Disruption

The Federal Aviation Administration has established a cybersecurity streering committee to help prevent disruptions in the national airspace system and manage FAA networks connected to next-generation platforms, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, told the station the administration has deployed next generation programs such as …

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FAA’s Michael Huerta Unveils New Drone Advisory Committee, Schools’ Exemption on UAS Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration will form a broad-based drone advisory committee to provide insights on unmanned aircraft system integration challenges. The FAA said Wednesday that the committee will act as a long-term spinoff of the stakeholder-based and temporary UAS registration task force and micro-UAS aviation rulemaking committee. “Input from stakeholders is critical to our ability to achieve …

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New FAA Committee to Help Agency Expand ‘Micro’ UAS Safety Requirements

The Federal Aviation Administration is organizing an aviation rulemaking committee to recommend guidelines for the classification and operation of “micro” unmanned aircraft systems as part of the agency’s efforts to ensure safe UAS integration into the national airspace. FAA said Wednesday the committee will explore safety standards to help the agency classify which drones …

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FAA to Sanction Unregistered Drone Operators; Michael Huerta Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration will impose regulatory or criminal sanctions against operators of small unmanned aerial systems that are not registered with the agency, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Keith Laing writes FAA’s mandatory online registration for civilian drones that weigh less than 55 pounds ended Friday. The agency has recorded 368,472 registrants and said unregistered drone users could face a …

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Michael Huerta: FAA-Registered Drones Reach 180K

The Federal Aviation Administration has recorded nearly 180,000 unmanned aerial systems that registered with the agency since it launched the registration system in December, FCW reported Wednesday. Chase Gunter writes the FAA intends for the registration to help address issues around safety involving drones and passenger aircraft. “Simply put, registration …

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