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 ide…

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US Begins Lifting Bans on Laptops in Cabins Based on New Security Measures

Posted on Jul 11th, 2017

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has lifted a ban on laptops and other portable electronic devices in the cabins of flights from certain airports in the Middle East, based on new DHS-specified security measures being adopted by the airlines and airports involved. The new measures have …

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DOT Solicits Input on Regulatory Reform and Infrastructure Projects

Posted on Jun 15th, 2017

DOT Solicits Input on Regulatory Reform and Infrastructure Projects On June 9, 2017, Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), appearing alongside President Donald J. Trump, announced a public request to identify DOT requirements which “unjustifiably dela…

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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. governme…

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Federal Court Overturns FAA "Registration Rule" for Small Recreational Drones

Posted on May 24th, 2017

On May 19th, the United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, nullified a 2015 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule that required owners of small unmanned aircraft (drones) being operated for recreational purposes to register those aircraft with the FAA. Such drones are referred to as “model…

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