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AUVSI Statement Aviation Rulemaking Committee For Remote Identification Standards For UAS

Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), today issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s announcement of a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to explore remote identification standards for ...

UAS Organizations Raise Concern Over Jurisdiction of Nation’s Airspace

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and 13 other organizations have sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to consider the potential consequences for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry if legislation was enacted affecting the federal sovereignty of ...

Federal Appeals Court Voids FAA Registration Rule For Model Aircraft

In a stunning David versus Goliath case, John A. Taylor, a model aircraft enthusiast and insurance lawyer, beat the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Justice in a case challenging the legality of a December 2015 FAA rule requiring model aircraft to register like manned aircraft.   ...

AUVSI Calls For Increased FAA Funding To Facilitate Full UAS Integration

At a hearing today by the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), called for appropriate levels of funding for the FAA to ...

Drone Owners Will Now Have To Register With The Government In China

If you pilot a drone heavier than 250 grams (0.55 pound) in China, you'll have to register with authorities. That's due to a new registration policy that aims to address a recent spate of drone intrusions by amateur pilots.Pilots will have to register their real names with the Civil Aviation ...

FAA Evaluates UAS Detection Systems at Dallas/Fort Worth

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its partners are conducting detection research on unmanned aircraft (UAS) – popularly called drones – at Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport.The DFW evaluation is the latest in a series of detection system evaluations that ...

FAA Publishes First Set Of UAS Facility Maps

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. But drone operators still need FAA authorization to fly in those areas. ...

FAA Will Release Maps To Speed Up UAS Authorization Applications

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace ...

FAA Notice: Drone Flight Restrictions Established Over 133 Military Facilities

Security Sensitive Flight RestrictionsThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen ...

Coalition Welcomes Remote Identification Aviation Rulemaking Committee

Important Effort to Ensure Safety and Security Should Parallel Development of Forward-Leaning Framework for Expanded Commercial Operations The Small UAV Coalition welcomes Administrator Michael Huerta’s announcement today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will establish a Remote ...