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Jun
19
2018

Helicopter Association International Joins Aviation Associations in Expressing Concerns About Ligado Proposal

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Alexandria, VA - Helicopter Association International (HAI) has joined a coalition of ten other aviation-related associations in delivering a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the Ligado Networks Proposal.

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Jun
07
2018

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and USCG Facilities

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At the request of federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)§ 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific flight restrictions.

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May
09
2018

DOT Selects 10 Programs for Drone Testing

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Accompanied by technology innovators and government leaders from across the nation, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the 10 state, local and tribal governments who will conduct flight tests as part of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. The fields that could see immediate opportunities from the program include commerce, photography, emergency management, public safety, precision agriculture and infrastructure inspections.

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Apr
30
2018

FAA Begins Drone Airspace Authorization Expansion

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun expanding an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide.

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Apr
04
2018

No Kidding: ADS-B Deadline of Jan. 1, 2020, is Firm

Posted by jhadmin

As stated in the final rule published with industry input in May 2010, all aircraft flying in designated controlled airspace – generally the same busy airspace where transponders are currently required – must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics by Jan. 1, 2020. Only aircraft that fly in uncontrolled airspace, and aircraft without electrical systems, such as balloons and gliders, are exempt from the mandate.

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Mar
26
2018

FAA Bestows Parts Manufacturer Approval on SmartSky 4G Aircraft System

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to SmartSky Networks’ radio and antenna manufacturing partners, enabling full-rate production of the SmartSky 4G LTE aircraft system and catalyzing STC projects on numerous popular business aircraft. Avidyne secured a PMA for the production of the airborne radio, while AeroAntenna received PMA for the manufacture of SmartSky’s aircraft antennas.

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Mar
26
2018

"Doors-off'" and "Open-door'' Flight Prohibition: Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order

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This notification provides Emergency Order of Prohibition No. FAA-2018-0243, issued March 22, 2018 to all operators and pilots of flights for compensation or hire with the doors open or removed in the United States or using aircraft registered in the United States for doors off flights. The Emergency Order prohibits the use of supplemental passenger restraint systems that cannot be released quickly in an emergency in doors off flight operations. It also prohibits passenger-carrying doors off flight operations unless the passengers are at all times properly secured using FAA-approved restraints.

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Mar
19
2018

NTSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendation to Prohibit Flights that Use Unsafe Harness Systems

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WASHINGTON (March 19, 2018) ¬— The National Transportation Safety Board Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to prohibit commercial flights that use passenger harness systems that do not allow for easy release during emergencies.

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Mar
08
2018

FAA Expands Drone Airspace Authorization Program

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Today the 3rd Annual UAS Symposium was kicked off in Baltimore, Maryland as Acting Administrator Dan Elwell announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding tests of an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide.

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Feb
28
2018

Clock is Ticking for 2018 UAS Symposium Registration

Posted by jhadmin

You have one week left to register for the 2018 UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Symposium. Leaders in industry, technology and government will discuss the future of drones and their integration into the National Airspace System. The Symposium will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center, March 6-8, and preregistration will close in one week on Monday, March 5.

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Feb
08
2018

Where in the USA Do Helicopter Accidents Occur?

Posted by jhadmin

Usually, helicopter accidents occur in states where more helicopters are flying year round and where helicopters operate most often for industry purposes. During the 10-year period from 2007 to 2016, a large percentage of helicopter operations took place west of the Rocky Mountains and that is reflected in the accident totals.

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Feb
06
2018

The UAS Symposium is Flying Your Way

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 3rd Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on March 6-8, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

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Jan
22
2018

RAMM AEROSPACE RECEVIES FAA APPROVAL FOR R44 CABIN FLOOR TRAYS

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Saint-Laurent, Quebec – January 23, 2018 - RAMM Aerospace is proud to announce receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for their R44 Cabin Floor Trays.

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Dec
19
2017

FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over DOE Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over seven Department of Energy (DOE) facilities.

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Dec
19
2017

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & ID ARC Report

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The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) chartered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June has submitted its report and recommendations (PDF) to the agency on technologies available to identify and track drones in flight and other associated issues.

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Dec
14
2017

The United States and the European Union Agree to Expand CooperationIn the areas of Aviation Safety and Air Traffic Management Modernization

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Brussels—U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta, Ambassador Kaja Tael, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the European Union, and European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) Director General Henrik Hololei signed Amendments to two US-EU agreements that will expand areas for joint efforts on aviation safety and air traffic management harmonization.

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Nov
29
2017

FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Presented to 10 FlightSafety Instructors in November

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NEW YORK (November 29, 2017) – FlightSafety International is pleased and proud to announce that the United States Federal Aviation Administration presented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to 10 FlightSafety Instructors during the month of November.

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Nov
28
2017

Researchers Release Report on Drone Airborne Collisions

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A research team from the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) today released a report that concludes that drones that collide with large manned aircraft can cause more structural damage than birds of the same weight for a given impact speed.

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Nov
17
2017

FAA Fields Prototype UAS Airspace Authorization System

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is evaluating a prototype system that the agency expects will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide. The system is designed to automatically approve most requests to operate in specific areas of airspace below designated altitudes.

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Nov
17
2017

FAA Approves Drone to Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quickly approved the first unmanned aircraft operation of its kind to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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Nov
17
2017

FAA Asks for Public Comment on Drone Design Standards

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For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking public comments on proposed airworthiness criteria for an unmanned aircraft system, more popularly known as a “drone."

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Nov
14
2017

FAA Grants Waiver for Aerotain Skye to Fly over People

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a waiver from the agency’s small drone rules (Part 107) to Cevitasnow in Columbus, OH, to allow the company to operate a helium-filled Aerotain Skye tethered aircraft over people on the ground.

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Oct
25
2017

President Trump and Secretary Chao Announce Drone Integration Pilot Program

Posted by jhadmin

October 25–WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today to launch an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program implements a directive signed by President Trump today, and the results will be used to accelerate the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace and to realize the benefits of unmanned technology in our economy.

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Sep
01
2017

FAA Supports Drone Assessments for Houston Response and Recovery

Posted by jhadmin

By Thursday morning, August 31, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration had issued 43 unmanned aircraft system authorizations to drone operators supporting the response and recovery for Hurricane Harvey or covering it as part of the media.

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Aug
31
2017

FAA's Hurricane Harvey Update

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The Federal Aviation Administration has continued to handle emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey area, including at Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. The FAA is prepared to support the resumption of commercial service flights when airport authorities reopen the airports.

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Aug
25
2017

Universal Avionics Receives STC for InSight® Display System on the Cessna Citation VII

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - August 24, 2017 – Following FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for InSight, Universal Avionics announces FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the new display system installed on the Cessna Citation VII aircraft. FAA STC No. ST02654LA covers the installation of the InSight Display System, Engine Interface Unit (EIU), TAWS Class A, and UNS-1Fw SBAS-Flight Management System with ADS-B Out.

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Aug
03
2017

DART H145 Emergency Float System Now FAA & EASA Approved

Posted by jhadmin

DART Aerospace has received FAA & EASA approvals for the redesigned H145 emergency float system. Now certified for Sea State 6, the float system boasts longer maintenance intervals, weight savings and is compatible with OEM fixed provisions.

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Aug
02
2017

Helicopter Association International Requests Inclusion of Helicopters into FAA NextGen Incentive Program

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, VA (August 2, 2017) – Helicopter Association International has initiated a request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for helicopters to be included in a little-used grant program that offers rebates to owners installing NextGen technology in certain types of aircraft.

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Jul
24
2017

ROBERTSON FUEL SYSTEMS BEGINS FLIGHT TESTING AS350 CRASH-RESISTANT FUEL TANK AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING DROP TEST

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RENO – Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company, and Vector Aerospace have completed a major milestone toward Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of their Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 light single helicopter family.

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Jul
07
2017

Bell 525 Relentless Resumes Flight Test Program

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Fort Worth, Texas (July 7, 2017) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 525 Relentless program has resumed flight test activity after receiving experimental certificate renewal from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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