Six months after being chartered by the FAA, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee has submitted a report and recommendations on technologies available to identify and track drones in flight, as well as other associated issues.
The Federal Aviation Administration is doing what it can to support the recovery efforts in Houston following the effects of Hurricane Harvey, by issuing a number of unmanned aircraft system authorizations for drone operators.
Elwell returns to the FAA during a historic period of safety and change as air traffic control reform is being considered to speed airspace modernization and new entrants like unmanned aerial vehicles and commercial spacecraft are integrated into the airspace system.
Last week’s court ruling vacating the federal drone registration requirement drew a mixed response from industry parties around the world. The world’s largest drone manufacturer instituted its own registration program, restricting access to full activation.
The inspector general’s office of the U.S. Department of Transportation is auditing the waiver process used by the FAA to allow operations now prohibited under the rules adopted last June for unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds.
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly thinks thousands of tower owners in the United States were caught up unintentionally in a rule change recently made by Congress.
The FAA and the AUVSI will co-host the 2nd Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium March 27-29, 2017 in Reston, Va.
Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems operators will soon be able to take to the air with the FAA’s blessing, as the administration has announced that it has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small UAS.
The National Association of Tower Erectors has commended the U.S. Senate’s recent reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA is raising the blanket altitude for 333 waivers and considering recommendations for flight over people.
The Federal Aviation Administration released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller and citizen reports of possible encounters with unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.
Rules governing the use of drones are on their way to the Senate floor. Lawmakers have agreed on rules that would open the door to package delivery and the potential use of unlicensed spectrum by drones.