The FAA has made it simpler for the six remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) test sites to conduct research by giving them “blanket” authorizations to fly public aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System at or below 200 feet. [Read more…]
In his opening remarks at the Meet the FAA forum during this year’s SUN ’n FUN, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker, a new pilot, noted that he came in a day early to the show so he could take some time to walk around the grounds and see everything.
“I was encouraged to see all the ADS-B equipment,” he said, noting that “in the last 12 months there has been a lot of activity surrounding ADS-B.” [Read more…]
As more pilots are turning to websites and apps for their pre-flight planning, the FAA is making changes to the way its flight service stations operate.
According to a report at the National Business Aviation Association website, the plan calls for axing little-used services and eliminating redundancies — all aimed at cutting costs and improving efficiency. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will testify at an Aviation Subcommittee hearing next week on reauthorization of the agency. [Read more…]
In an unusual Sunday morning press conference, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta released the details of the proposed rule, which affects RPAs that weigh less than 55 pounds and are flown for non-recreational purposes. [Read more…]
The FAA has expanded the airspace for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in North Dakota. [Read more…]