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Dec
07
2018

Super Bowl LIII Flight Requirements for GA Pilots

Posted by jhadmin

General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Atlanta between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2019, will want to check out the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area. Super Bowl LIII is Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Game time will be at 6:30 p.m. EST. The FAA has published a webpage with information for Atlanta-area airspace and airports. The Agency will update the webpage as additional information becomes available.

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Dec
05
2018

Follow Buzzy the Drone!

Posted by jhadmin

Getting a drone for the holidays? The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Buzzy the Drone” will help you learn the do’s and don'ts of being a responsible drone operator and flying your new purchase safely.

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Nov
29
2018

Federal Aviation Administration Announces Key Appointments for Executive Directors of Aircraft Certification and UAS Integration

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Earl Lawrence’s promotion to the Agency’s Executive Director for Aircraft Certification. Lawrence was previously Executive Director for the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office. He succeeds Dorenda Baker, who retired Nov. 30 after a distinguished aviation safety career.

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Nov
20
2018

More than 50,000 LAANC Applications processed

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) nationwide deployment of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) has exceeded all of the program’s original objectives.

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Oct
26
2018

FAA Restricts Drones Operating Near DOD and USCG Mobile Assets

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG), 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 potentially malicious drone operations over certain, high-priority maritime operations.

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Oct
22
2018

Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations.

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Oct
08
2018

FAA Reauthorization Bill Establishes New Conditions for Recreational Use of Drones

Posted by jhadmin

On October 5, 2018, the President signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF). The Act establishes new conditions for recreational use of drones and immediately repeals the Special Rule for Model Aircraft.

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Oct
01
2018

FAA Targets UAS Violators for Enforcement

Posted by jhadmin

Pilots of unmanned aircraft (“drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires, law enforcement efforts, or other first responders, such as medical flights, now are more likely to face serious civil penalties, even for first-time offenses.

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Sep
17
2018

FAA's Hurricane Florence Update | September 17, 2018

Posted by jhadmin

FAA facilities and equipment are returning to normal operations. All commercial service airports have reopened, however, most are conducting limited operations at this time.

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Sep
12
2018

FAA's Hurricane Florence Update

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration closely monitors forecasted hurricanes and severe weather events and prepares FAA facilities and equipment to withstand storm damage. We prepare and protect air traffic control facilities along the projected storm path so we can quickly resume operations after the hurricane passes. Enabling flights to resume quickly is critical to support disaster relief efforts.

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Aug
22
2018

New FAA Approval Reduces Downtime for LORD Corporation Customers

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Cary, N.C. – LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its enhanced Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot for Bell 412HP and 412EP helicopter platforms. Customers using PMA parts can reduce their aircraft-on-ground time and save 35 percent on maintenance costs over a new purchase from the original manufacturer. The PMA part is now available at www.LORD.com/MRO

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Aug
16
2018

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOD Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of its Federal security partners, 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 drone operations over national security-sensitive facilities by establishing temporary flight restrictions specific to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

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Aug
16
2018

Drones and Wildfires Don't Mix-Period

Posted by jhadmin

If you fly your drone anywhere near a wildfire, you could get someone killed. That’s the stern warning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. wildland fire agencies have for pilots of unmanned aircraft (“UAS,” or more popularly “drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires. When firefighting aircraft have to be grounded due to an unauthorized drone flight, there are serious risks not just to first responders but also to anyone in the fire’s path.

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Aug
03
2018

Los Angeles-Area Helicopter Groups Request Helicopter Noise Complaint Hotline Remain Active

Posted by jhadmin

Los Angeles, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – The Los Angeles Area Helicopter Operators Association (LAAHOA) and the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) are objecting to a proposal to discontinue a noise complaint hotline serving the Los Angeles region and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Tags: FAA LAAHOA Los Angeles Los Angeles Area Helicopter Operators Association PHPA Professional Helicopter Pilots Association
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Jul
30
2018

FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued

Posted by jhadmin

Drones have really taken off! As of today, more than 100,000 enthusiasts have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational (not qualifying as “model aircraft”) use since the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule went into effect on August 29, 2016.

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Jul
12
2018

369FF AMENDED TYPE CERTIFICATION AWARDED FOR MD HELICOPTERS’ GLASS COCKPIT

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces FAA-approval of its advanced, all-glass cockpit for the MD 530F (type certificate 369FF). Approved for production and as a type design option, this is the third glass cockpit certification MDHI has received in the last year.

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Jul
12
2018

FAA Says Avoid Drone Registration Schemes

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to warn drone owners – especially hobbyists—about people offering to “help” register their drones with the agency. The FAA Drone Zone is all you need – and it costs only $5.00.

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Jul
02
2018

Think Safety First on July 4th

Posted by jhadmin

As you celebrate the Independence Day holiday, keep safety in mind. Know the aviation safety rules while flying your drones and celebrating the 4th.

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Jun
26
2018

FAA Establishes Drone Restrictions Over Federal Prison

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: FAA Prison UAS
Categories: Press Releases


Jun
22
2018

Helicopter Association International Joins General Aviation Industry Group Condemning Trump Administration’s ATC Spinoff Proposal

Posted by jhadmin

Washington, DC – Today, six associations representing the general aviation industry issued a statement condemning the Trump Administration for including in its government reorganization proposal a failed idea to privatize the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control services.

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Jun
19
2018

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: FAA HAI Helicopter Association International
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Jun
07
2018

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and USCG Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: FAA UAS
Categories: Press Releases


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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: drone FAA
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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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