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Unruly Passenger Rate Drops, But Remains Too High

Unruly Passenger Rate Drops, But Remains Too High WASHINGTON — The rate of unruly passenger incidents on commercial flights has dropped sharply since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launched its Zero Tolerance campaign but the rate remains too high, according … Continue reading

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FAA Drone Safety Awareness Week Starts Today

FAA Drone Safety Awareness Week Starts Today Safely integrating drones into the National Airspace System is a key priority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and our third-annual Drone Safety Awareness Week helps ensure drone operators understand that they are … Continue reading

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FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

Date: September 10, 2021 FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $100 million for companies to help develop technologies that reduce fuel … Continue reading

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FAA Releases Data Showing Trends in Dangerous Laser Strikes

FAA Releases Data Showing Trends in Dangerous Laser Strikes WASHINGTON – Shining a laser at an aircraft poses a serious safety threat and can result in large fines and criminal penalties. Working to identify trends in laser strikes, the U.S. … Continue reading

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You’re In The Know with AUVSI

Our members take advantage of numerous opportunities to connect, collaborate, and grow our industry all year long. AUVSI is known for enabling market growth and stimulating innovation with our custom resources that will help you realize your full potential in … Continue reading

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Join Drone Safety Awareness Week this September

National Drone Safety Awareness Week is for Everyone You are invited to join the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the drone community for our third annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, September 13-19. This year we are especially focused on … Continue reading

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Join the conversation at the FAA UAS Symposium

On September 14 – 15, Episode IV of the FAA UAS Symposium is coming to you! We want to connect with YOU — our law enforcement, first responders and public safety partners and colleagues, on the critical and exciting developments … Continue reading

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FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition

UAS thought leaders are supporting the FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition to drive the future of integration and advanced operations. Don’t miss the last chance of 2021 to become a Partner with the FAA and AUVSI. Opportunities are … Continue reading

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FAA Levies $119K Against 9 Passengers for Alleged Unruly Behavior

Date: July 6, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a new public service announcement and levied $119,000 in civil penalties against passengers for alleged violations of federal regulations as part of its Zero … Continue reading

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New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website

New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS). The Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) combines more than … Continue reading

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FAA Announces Approved Administrators for Recreational Drone Pilot Safety Test

WASHINGTON  Sixteen organizations have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to initially administer the Recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Test (TRUST). The test was developed to provide recreational drone flyers with aeronautical safety knowledge and an overview of … Continue reading

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New FAA Drone Test Launches Today for Recreational Flyers

Do you live in the U.S. and fly drones for recreation? Starting today, you must take a free online training and safety test. The Recreational UAS Safety Test, known simply as TRUST, was launched by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) … Continue reading

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FAA, Department of the Air Force Sign Commercial Space Agreement

June 21 –Eliminates Duplicative Approvals for FAA-licensed Launch or Reentry Activities at Two U.S. Space Force Sites FAA, Department of the Air Force Sign Commercial Space Agreement The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of the Air Force signed … Continue reading

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Want to become a drone entrepreneur?

Building a Career with Drones In this episode of ‘The Air Up There’ podcast, we’re talking about drone entrepreneurship. Drones can be used for a variety of business purposes, from photography, to surveying agriculture, to conducting building inspections. You’ll hear … Continue reading

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The future of commercial drone operations looks bright!

Attend the FAA UAS Symposium and follow theCommercial Drone Operations Track The FAA UAS Symposium is coming to you this summer through two remote episodes: June 9-10 and September 14-15. We want to connect with YOU, commercial drone operators, on … Continue reading

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FAA Milestone: 400 Licensed Commercial Space Launches and Counting

FAA Milestone: 400 Licensed Commercial Space Launches and Counting Today’s Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo flight from Spaceport America in New Mexico marks the 400th launch that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has licensed. This achievement is made possible by the U.S. … Continue reading

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FAA Statement on Wearing Masks in Airports and On Planes

FAA Statement on Wearing Masks in Airports and On Planes The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) remind the traveling public that at this time if you … Continue reading

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FAA Awards $898.9 Million in Airport Improvement Grants

FAA Awards $898.9 Million in Airport Improvement Grants WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the award of more than $898.9 million in infrastructure and safety projects through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). This … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition. … Continue reading

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New Drone Rules Take Effect 21 April 2021

Date: April 21, 2021 WASHINGTON –Final rules take effect today for remotely identifying drones and allowing operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. “Today’s rules are an important first step in safely and … Continue reading

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Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

News & Update Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online Drone pilots who have Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification can now take their required training courses online. The training ensures that they have the knowledge necessary to operate in … Continue reading

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New Era of U.S. Commercial Space Transportation Begins

Date: March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — The United States is leading the way to a new era of commercial space transportation with a final rule that streamlines the licensing process for private sector launch and reentry operations. “Innovation in commercial … Continue reading

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Exciting Drone Opportunity with the FAA – Apply Now!

Apply to Become a Drone Test Administrator Collaborate with the FAA on an exciting new program to help recreational flyers fly safely! The FAA opened applications for people interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test … Continue reading

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FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules

FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules The final rules requiring remote identification of drones and allowing some flights over people, over moving vehicles and at night under certain conditions will go into effect on April 21, 2021. Remote … Continue reading

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FAA Proposes $14,500 Civil Penalty Against Passenger for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

Date: March 12, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $14,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for allegedly interfering with flight attendants who instructed him to wear a face mask and stop … Continue reading

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FAA Selects Five Host Airports to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection and Mitigation Systems

March 2, 2021 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today selected five host airports to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort is part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC!

Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC! Could your organization help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) develop the technological infrastructure required to support and accelerate drone integration? Now’s your chance to be at the forefront of an emerging technology that … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay is a “No Drone Zone” During Super Bowl LV

Tampa Bay is a “No Drone Zone” During Super Bowl LV TAMPA, Fla., – Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021. Drones also are prohibited around the Tampa Riverwalk … Continue reading

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FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities

FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities Washington –The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective December 30. In cooperation with its federal partners, the FAA … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as … Continue reading

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Did You Get That Christmas Drone?

I hope you’ve all had a Joyous Christmas and that Santa brought all the goodies on your wish list, but if that wish list included a drone you may want to keep it grounded until you come up to speed … Continue reading

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Wishing You and Your Families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I hope you’ve all had a great week and are looking forward to The Holidays. It’s a great time of the year to enjoy family and kids not to mention yourself. 2020 has been a difficult year but the end … Continue reading

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FAA PART 107 REMOTE PILOT EXAM OVERVIEW

This 2.25 hour video takes you through 140 question that you may encounter on your exam. Who needs a remote pilot certification? I’ll give just a few relevant examples. If you are a training facility and you use a drone, … Continue reading

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JAMBO MOMBASA !

The title of this post has absolutely nothing to do with this shoot the shit; however, it’s consistent with our objective of contributing to our reader’s cultural awareness. The word Jambo is a Kenyan greeting equivalent to Welcome in English … Continue reading

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FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones

WASHINGTON – The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under … Continue reading

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DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER YOUR DJI MAVIC MINI DRONE?

Drones are in vogue and this Christmas shopping season is no different. One of the top sellers for 2020 is projected to be DJI Mavic Mini and Mavic Mini 2. The performance of these tiny drones is just short of … Continue reading

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The FAA launched a podcast!

Meet The Air Up There, a podcast for people who are curious about aviation Meet The Air Up There, a Podcast for People Who Are Curious About Aviation It’s no secret that we at the Federal Aviation Administration think aviation … Continue reading

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Are You Being Influenced ?

Holy mackerel what a week! If you’ve been watching the Virtual Democratic National Convention you’re probably one of a handful, and it’s quite likely that you’re thinking about therapy. Stop! You don’t need therapy you need to have a good … Continue reading

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Drone technology leaders, experts and geeks! Join the conversation at the FAA UAS Symposium!

What’s now and what’s next on drone technology?Find out at the FAA UAS Symposium Are you in the drone business or simply have a passion for flying drones? The 5th Annual FAA UAS Symposium is coming to you this summer … Continue reading

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Remote ID Cohort Information

Remote ID Cohort Information Thanks for the questions we received after yesterday’s press release on the Remote ID Cohort. To clarify, the Cohort is not part of the decision-making process for the proposed Remote ID rule final rule. The Cohort … Continue reading

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