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DOT, FAA Form Industry-Govt Task Force on UAS Registration, Safety

The Transportation Department and Federal Aviation Administration have formed a task force of up to 30 industry and government stakeholders to recommend requirements for the registration and safety of unmanned aircraft systems. DOT said Monday the task force will advise DOT on potential exemptions from registration, options to accelerate the registration …

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FAA Enters Commercial Orbital Space R&D Partnership With France

Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, has signed a non-binding agreement with French space agency president Jean-Yves Le Gall for both countries to conduct research and development efforts on the safety of commercial orbital space transportation. “The primary focus of this new partnership is to understand each other’s safety regulations and to evaluate safety …

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Michael Huerta: FAA Progresses on NextGen Airspace System

Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Wednesday that FAA has worked to modernize the U.S’ air traffic control infrastructure, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Huerta said in a written testimony prepared for the committee hearing that the agency has …

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FAA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rules for Small UAS Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking public comment on its proposed regulation framework for small unmanned aircraft systems that also includes an option for a flexible framework for future “micro” UAS. FAA said Sunday the proposal covers safety rules for the nonrecreational use of small UAS, as well as altitude and speed restrictions, …

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FAA Grants UAV Regulation Exemptions to 4 Firms; Michael Huerta Comments

Four companies that requested for regulatory exemptions have received approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration for unmanned aircraft systems operations. The FAA said Wednesday it granted the exemptions to Trimble Navigation, VDOS Global, Clayco and Woolpert for their aerial surveying, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections operations. Woolpert received two exemptions …

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Michael Huerta: FAA Implements NextGen at DC Region Airports Ahead of Holidays

The Federal Aviation Administration has rolled out a satellite-based approach route for arriving aircraft at three airports around the Washington metropolitan area. FAA said Sunday airplanes that fly into Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports will use the NextGen navigation system to perform optimized profile descents. …

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