FAA Clarifies Special Rule for Model Aircraft

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2014

On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an interpretation of the special rule for model aircraft in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. This clarification followed several incidents involving commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and the FAAâ€â€¦

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FAA Announces Fourth UAS Test Site Operational

Posted on Jun 20th, 2014

On June 20, 2014, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the fourth of six test sites chosen for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research has been deemed operational. The FAA granted Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi a two-year Certificate Waiver or Authorization…

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FAA Approves First Commercial UAS Flights Over Land

Posted on Jun 18th, 2014

On June 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the first commercial UAS operation over land. The FAA issued the approval to British Petroleum (BP) and AeroVironment, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer, to fly AeroVironment’s…

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FAA Announces Third UAS Test Site Operational

Posted on Jun 9th, 2014

On June 9, 2014, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the third of six test sites chosen for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research has been deemed operational. The FAA granted the State of Nevada a two-year Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to use an In…

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FAA Clarifies Qualifications for Pilots Assigned as Second in Command

Posted on Jun 4th, 2014

On June 4, 2014, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a notice of availability for the legal interpretation issued on April 29, 2014 (“April 2014 Legal Interpretation”),clarifying the qualification requirements for pilots assigned as second in command (SIC) on flight operati…

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FAA Announces Second UAS Test Site is Operational

Posted on May 5th, 2014

On May 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the second of the six test sites chosen for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research has been deemed operational. The FAA granted a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to the Univ…

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