FAA’s UAS Automated Flight Approval Expanded to 500 Airports

Posted on Mar 30th, 2018

In an effort to further integrate drones and other unmanned aircraft into the U.S. aviation system, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that testing of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) will expand to 300 air traffic facilities serving a total of 500 air…

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ICAO Asia-Pacific Conference Highlights Region’s Opportunities and Challenges Amid Rapid Growth

Posted on Feb 9th, 2018

With the Asia-Pacific region on track to become the world’s largest air traffic market by 2022, high-level civil aviation officials met together at the 2018 ICAO APAC Ministerial Conference in Beijing last week to solidify shared commitments to critical aviation safety priorities, as well as to i…

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Senate Holds Hearing to Review Outer Space Treaty

Posted on May 31st, 2017

On May 23, United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) convened a Congressional hearing entitled “Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space.” The purpose of the hearing was to clarify the obligations of the U.S. gove…

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Regulatory Update - Recent Changes to 14 CFR Part 145 (Past Performance Now Matters)

Posted on Dec 18th, 2014

By Michael P. Fleming, Donald L. Mayer, Thomas A. Flynn, The Wicks Group, PLLC The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently finalized a series of rule changes to 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 145, which regulates aviation repair stations both domestically and abroad. The prima…

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FAA Grants More Exemptions for UAS Operations

Posted on Dec 10th, 2014

On December 10, 2014 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted five additional regulatory exemptions to four separate companies for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations. Each of the four companies represents different forms of industry, with proposals to operate UAS for the purpose o…

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Department of Treasury Authorizes Certain Transactions in Ukraine General License No. 3

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

Pursuant to Executive Order 13662, the Secretary of Treasury identified specified persons operating in sectors of the Russian economy subject to sanction and implemented through Directives issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) pursuant to its delegated authorities. Directive1, is…

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