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FAA Punts On Anticipated Uas Remote Id NPRM And Rulemaking To Protect Critical Infrastructure
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed the anticipated release of two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), ...
United States
23 Sep 2019
White House R&D Priorities Memo Highlights Several Areas Key To Unmanned Aviation
Acting Director of the Office of Budget and Management, Russell Vought, and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, issued their annual joint memorandum.
United States
20 Sep 2019
Civil Automotive And UAS Radars Are Removed From The USML
On August 30, DDTC published a final rule that removes many of the radars used in civil automotive and unpiloted aerial vehicles from the USML.
United States
5 Sep 2019
New Cuba Sanctions Measures Prohibit "People To People" Travel To Cuba And Restrict Use Of Commercial Aircraft And Recreational And Passenger Vessels
In a June 4 announcement, the Trump administration further ratcheted up U.S. sanctions and export controls against Cuba by prohibiting group "people-to-people" travel to Cuba and the use of noncommercial aircraft...
United States
10 Jun 2019
Drones And Urban Air Mobility In The President's Budget
President Trump recently released his federal budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.
United States
26 Apr 2019
New "Draft" Drone Rulemakings Released During Government Shutdown—Remote Id Still Priority #1
During the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the initiation of two long-awaited rulemakings related to the operation of small UAS:
United States
28 Jan 2019
FAA Issues First National Waiver For Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight Drone Operations
State Farm just announced that it has received "the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)" for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and over people.
United States
16 Jan 2019
It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's... An eVTOL Air Taxi!
Last week, the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology engaged in a closer examination of one of the most exciting concepts for our cities of the future–Urban Air Mobility (UAM).
United States
6 Aug 2018
What's New In Washington—March 2018
Washington saw a flurry of bipartisan activity over the last few weeks. Most notably, Republican and Democratic negotiators reached a long-awaited deal on sequestration budget caps.
United States
11 Jun 2018
FAA Rollout Of Its UTM Pilot Program
Last week at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Ames Research Center, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) stakeholders gathered to hear about the highly anticipated rollout...
United States
21 Mar 2018
President Trump Continues To Make Unmanned Aircraft Systems A Priority
The President's fiscal 2019 (FY19) budget proposal was outlined today, and it shows a willingness to invest in the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)...
United States
14 Feb 2018
What's New In Washington—November 2017
Congress continues its heavy workload with the Thanksgiving recess roughly three weeks away.
United States
13 Nov 2017
White House Orders DOT To Establish A UAS Integration Pilot Program
This week, the White House issued an anticipated Memorandum directing the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (the "Pilot").
United States
31 Oct 2017
Cleared For Takeoff: OFAC's General License J Allows Boeing, Airbus And Other Aircraft To Land In Iran
On July 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a new General License J (GL-J). GL-J authorizes the reexportation of certain civil aircraft on...
United States
8 Aug 2016
Cleared For Takeoff: OFAC's General License J Allows Boeing, Airbus And Other Aircraft To Land In Iran
New "General License J" (GL-J) authorizes many Boeing, Airbus and other aircraft operated by non-U.S. persons to fly temporarily to Iran, as well as related transactions involving the export of spare parts and components necessary for those aircraft. It does not authorize any sales, leases or transfers of operational control of aircraft to Iran.
United States
8 Aug 2016
FAA To Release Final Rule For Commercial Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Operations; More Work Will Remain
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as "drones," have the potential to revolutionize the way companies do business.
United States
21 Jun 2016
DDTC And BIS Propose Revisions To Export Controls On Military Aircraft And Gas Turbine Engines
On February 9, 2016, the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued a proposed rule to amend Categories VIII and XIX of the United States Munitions List (USML)...
United States
14 Mar 2016
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