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House, Senate Come to Agreement on FAA Reauthorization

Leaders of the House and Senate say the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which includes several drone-related provisions, offers "much-needed stability for our aviation system through September 2017."

Small UAV Coalition to Congress: Clock is Ticking to Reauthorize FAA

The coalition warns that the U.S. drone industry "cannot fully develop and thrive under another short-term extension of current FAA authorities."

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

According to AUVSI, the legislation's Senate passage is a “critical milestone" for advancing the commercial and civil drone industry.

White House: Reauthorization Bill Includes ‘Overly Prescriptive Means’ of UAS Integration

The Obama administration’s office of management and budget has released a statement regarding the Senate's proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, H.R.636, the...

FAA Reauthorization Amendments Would Streamline UAS Research, Extend Test Sites

The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment authored by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., to ensure greater public- and private-sector coordination of research and policy...

Sens. Inhofe, Booker Roll out Amendment on UAVs for Critical Infrastructure

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have introduced an amendment, 3492, to the proposed Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R.636) that...

FAA Reauthorization – with Fresh UAS Provisions – Advances to Full Senate

According to the Small UAV Coalition, the bill includes several amendments that represent major steps toward widespread drone integration.

U.S. Senator Highlights Test Site Reauthorization as Legislative Priority

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is highlighting the importance of the proposed reauthorization - in the Senate’s FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 - of...

Sen. Schumer Underscores Importance of Extending FAA UAS Test Sites

For the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is pushing for an extension of the six FAA-designated...

SAR Group Offers Strong Support for Micro UAS Amendment

Air Bears, a volunteer search-and-rescue (SAR) organization based in St. Paul, Minn., is voicing its strong support of the micro unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)...

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