As planned, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recently established aviation rulemaking committee for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights operated over people has delivered its set of recommendations to the agency. On Feb. 24, the FAA said it would not [Read More]
Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) says commercial operators of “very small” remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) – with a maximum takeoff weight of 2 kg (approximately 4.4 lbs.) – will no longer need to obtain a number of regulatory [Read More]
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., chairman of the U.S. Senate committee on small business and entrepreneurship, is introducing the Micro Drone Safety and Innovation Act, which would separate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing under 4.4 lbs. into their own category for [Read More]
The agency-selected group will begin its work next month and issue a final report of recommendations on April 1.
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act, which he says would create an interim framework to promote innovation in the rapidly growing field of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to Blumenauer, the bill “provides a [Read More]
Following a comprehensive review and demonstration in September, Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) special airworthiness certificate for its Nighthawk IV micro-unmanned air system (UAS). ARA says the Nighthawk is operating at its Randolph, [Read More]