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Apr
27
2017

FAA Publishes First Set of UAS Facility Maps

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. But drone operators still need FAA authorization to fly in those areas.

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Apr
24
2017

BasicMed Begins

Posted by jhadmin

General aviation pilots can now prepare to fly under BasicMed without holding a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. They can fly under BasicMed beginning on May 1, the effective date of the January 10 final rule. It offers pilots an alternative to the FAA's medical qualification process for third class medical certificates, while keeping general aviation pilots safe and flying affordable.

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Apr
10
2017

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

Posted by jhadmin

April 10- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests and will help the FAA process these requests more quickly.

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Mar
21
2017

Clock is Ticking for 2017 UAS Symposium Registration

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reminds everyone there is less than a week left to register at a discounted rate for the 2017 UAS Symposium, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, from March 27 to 29.

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Feb
23
2017

FAA Releases Updated Drone Sighting Reports

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly called “drones". The latest data cover February through September 2016.

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Feb
17
2017

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced today that registration is underway for the 2017 UAS Symposium scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, from March 27 to 29.

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Feb
16
2017

Drone Advisory Committee Builds Consensus

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) held its second meeting on January 31 in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators, traditional aviation groups, labor organizations, radio and navigation equipment manufacturers, airport operators, state and local government officials, and academia.

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Feb
15
2017

ALPINE AEROTECH SECURES TCCA, FAA & EASA STCs FOR INNOVATIVE BELL MEDIUM TAILBOOM BAGGAGE PROTECTION

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Kelowna, BC (February 15, 2017) — ALPINE AEROTECH announced today that they have officially secured Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s for their innovative Tailboom Baggage Protection Kit, specifically designed for Bell 205, 212, and 412 helicopters.

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Feb
13
2017

U.S. Helicopter Accidents Decrease for the Third Consecutive Year

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WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. helicopter accident rate and the fatal helicopter accident rate have fallen for the third consecutive year, according to Federal Aviation Administration data.

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Feb
02
2017

CHI AVIATION GRANTED FAA TYPE CERTIFICATE FOR CH-47D “Chinook”

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Howell, MI, February 2, 2017 - CHI Aviation is pleased to announce the completion of the Federal Aviation Administration’s process for acquiring a TYPE CERTIFICATE (TC) for the CH-47D. The type certificate was granted to TANDEM ROTOR, LLC, an affiliated company of CHI Aviation.

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Feb
01
2017

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Precise Flight, Inc. Announce Expanded STC Approvals for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System

Posted by jhadmin

Bend, Ore. – Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Precise Flight, Inc. have announced approval of the amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System. This approval comes as an amendment to STC SH3319NM, bringing the total number of Airbus rotorcraft models certified for the Pulselite® System to 67. This includes all EC135, H-135, EC145, H145, and AS350 models.

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Feb
01
2017

No Drone Zone For Those Attending the Super Bowl

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) latest public service announcement is a reminder that the airspace around NRG Stadium in Houston is a No Drone Zone for the Super Bowl.

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Jan
26
2017

RAMM AEROSPACE ANNOUNCES TRANSPORT CANADA APPROVED R44 WIPE CLEAN BULKHEAD/HEADLINER KIT

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Saint-Laurent, Quebec - RAMM Aerospace is pleased to announce the Transport Canada approval of their R44 Wipe Clean Bulkhead/Headliner Kit. FAA and EASA approvals are pending.

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Jan
25
2017

Monumental Helicopters Announces FAA Certification as an Air Carrier to Provide On-Demand Charter Service

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Monumental Helicopters is proud to announce the Federal Aviation Administration has certified Monumental Helicopters as an Air Carrier and authorized them to conduct passenger and cargo carrying operations on demand. The authorization allows Monumental Helicopters to fly passengers anywhere in the local 48 states including Washington D.C.

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Jan
20
2017

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA Validation of its SMS Program

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O’FALLON, Mo., - Air Evac Lifeteam’s continued commitment to safety was recently validated by the FAA when its Safety Management System was awarded the designation of “Active Conformance.” This is the highest status a SMS can achieve.

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Jan
20
2017

Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC upgrade to include light category helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to extend its ADS-B solutions to cover the Airbus Helicopters H120/EC120, H125/AS350, H130/EC130 and H135/EC135 series, with operators able to choose from either the L3 Lynx NGT-9000 or Garmin GTX-345 transponders.

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Categories: Press Releases


Jan
17
2017

FAA and Skypan International, Inc., Reach Agreement on Unmanned Aircraft Enforcement Cases

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with SkyPan International, Inc., of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules.

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Jan
12
2017

Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on January 31

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – At its second meeting on January 31, 2017 in Reno, NV, the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will continue to help the Federal Aviation Administration prioritize its efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems – or drones – into the national airspace. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the DAC as a federal advisory committee in May 2016, and the DAC first met in September 2016.

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Jan
12
2017

SAE International Tasked by FAA to Develop Two New Technical Standards for Rotorcraft Inlet Barrier Filters

Posted by jhadmin

WARRENDALE, Pa. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has requested that SAE International develop two new aerospace recommended practice (ARP) standards dealing with Rotorcraft Inlet Barrier Filters.

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Jan
10
2017

FAA Issues General Aviation Medical Rule

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule (PDF) that allows general aviation pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements outlined in Congressional legislation.

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Dec
22
2016

Drone Registration Marks First Anniversary

Posted by jhadmin

Over the last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made great strides toward integrating unmanned aircraft – popularly called “drones” – into the nation’s airspace. The first big step took place last December 21, when a new, web-based drone registration system went online.

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Dec
08
2016

FAA Certifies FastFin System for Installation on H125 Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

EVERETT, Dec. 8, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation on H125 helicopters, the company announced today. The system is now available to the aftermarket and as a factory-installed STC option on new Airbus H125 helicopters.

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Nov
28
2016

New FAA Video Stresses Holiday Drone Safety

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If you’re one of the lucky people who gets a drone as a holiday present, the Federal Aviation Administration wants you to know how to fly it safely. The agency has released a new video reminding everyone of the rules and regulations that safe drone pilots must follow.

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Oct
25
2016

FAA Issues Part 107 Waivers, Airspace Authorizations

Posted by jhadmin

October 25- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began issuing Part 107 waivers and airspace authorizations to drone operators starting August 29, 2016, the effective date of the new rule. As of October 24, 2016, the agency has approved 81 authorizations for flights in Class D and E airspace, and has issued 36 waivers of Part 107 provisions to drone operators who applied after the rule’s effective date.

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Tags: drone FAA Federal Aviation Administration UAS
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Oct
24
2016

Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team Holds First Meeting

Posted by jhadmin

People are captivated by the limitless possibilities the drone industry offers, but with them comes a host of safety challenges, as hundreds of thousands of drones take to the sky. At the Federal Aviation Administration, we realize we can’t solve these challenges alone. We need the expertise and collaboration of key industry and government stakeholders.

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Oct
12
2016

FAA Issues First Ever STC for Lithium-ion Main Ship Batteries to True Blue Power

Posted by jhadmin

WICHITA, Kan. (October 12, 2016) — True Blue Power announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the company’s TB17 (17-amp hour) lithium-ion batteries on Robinson R44 helicopters. This is the first STC granted by the FAA for lithium-ion battery use as a primary electrical power source, including engine start. True Blue Power partnered with St. Louis Helicopter, LLC to secure the STC.

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Sep
01
2016

Drone Advisory Committee to Hold Inaugural Meeting

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – The newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will hold its inaugural meeting on September 16 as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to builds on its strong record of collaborating with the aviation community to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation’s airspace.

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Aug
29
2016

The FAA's New Drone Rules Are Effective Today

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new comprehensive regulations go into effect today for routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly known as “drones.”

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Aug
19
2016

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!

Posted by jhadmin

A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure you have the information you’ll need to take advantage of those opportunities.

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Jul
21
2016

Democratic Convention is a No Drone Zone

Posted by jhadmin

Philadelphia and its surrounding communities are off limits to drones under flight restrictions the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put in place from 2 p.m. on July 25 through 5 a.m. on July 29. The restricted area is a circle of airspace 30 nautical miles in radius around the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Philadelphia.

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