North Carolina Aviation Division joins FAA Drone Integration Program

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation recently applied for the FAA’s drone integration pilot program. The three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) IPP tests small drone operations in partnership with state, local and tribal …

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Drone STEM Education: Don’t Miss an Opportunity to Introduce the Next Generation of Flight

In a significant development, the Trump administration recently signed a presidential directive requiring the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the FAA to accelerate the integration of advanced UAS operations within the NAS. Consequently, the FAA …

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Today’s Congressional Hearing on UAS: Shuster and LoBiondo Opening Statements

The “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Emerging Uses in a Changing National Airspace” hearing was opened by statements from Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – author of the AIRR Act version of the FAA …

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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 … According to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, “Stakeholders will have the …

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Trump directs USDOT to test integrating drones into national airspace

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program implements an order … can address complex unmanned aircraft integration challenges,” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta explained. The Department of Transportation has said that it plans …

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DoT to Partner With Local Governments on Drone Safety

The Department of Transportation announced the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program on Oct … unmanned aircraft integration challenges,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “At the same time, the program recognizes the …

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White House Announces Possible Precursor to Stricter Local Regulation for Drone Journalism

That program was a precursor to the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulation … operations into the NAS below 200 feet,” or up to 400 feet if the Secretary of Transportation decides to adjust the parameters; DOT and the FAA to enter into …

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