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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FAA Grants Exemptions for Certain UAS Operations

Posted on Sep 30th, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This marks a step forward in integrating commercial UAS into the National Airspace.Specifically, the six companies sought exemptions fr…

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The European Union Reinforces Sanctions Against Russia

Posted on Sep 12th, 2014

In concert with the United States, the European Union has also strengthened its restrictive measures in respect of actions by Russia “undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.” The new EU sanctions, issued September 8, 2012, are set forth in…

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