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GAO Questions FAA’s Methodology for Determining Shared Industry-Liability Risks for Commercial Space Launch Accidents

by LeClairRyan on

For the second time in 10 months, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has questioned the FAA’s calculations in determining the proper balancing of risk between the federal government and the commercial space...more

Top unmanned aircraft systems developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

Aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) companies are not new to game-changing technology innovations. It is therefore no surprise that a number of ADG companies are early investors in unmanned aircraft systems...more

Top commercial space developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

Thinking big and small(sat) satellites - The Huffington Post recently identified “Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity.”1 The first of these transformative tech trends was labeled “we are hyper-connecting the world”...more

FAA 2016 to 2036 Aerospace Forecast released

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the “2016 to 2036 Aerospace Forecast” stating “there is optimism that the industry has been transformed from that of a boom-to-bust cycle to one of sustainable...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - July 2015

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes an update on the Department of Justice’s initiation of an antitrust investigation of alleged pricing and capacity collusion among the major U.S. airlines,...more

FAA to Begin Integrating Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The FAA’s draft rule opens up the possibility of using so-called small “commercial drones” in the National Airspace, thus encouraging the emerging UAS industry. Introduction - Since 2007, Congress has been calling...more

Small UAS comment countdown begins: FAA publishes notice of proposed rulemaking

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On February 23, the Federal Aviation Administration’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) operation was published in the Federal Register. The proposed rule, titled "Operation and...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - February 2015

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes an overview of the FAA’s long-awaited proposed rule on small unmanned aircraft commercial operations, the White House’s statement on privacy issues...more

FAA Proposes Rules For Commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Operations (14 C.F.R. Part 107); White House Issues UAS...

On February 15, 2015, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed rules for the commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) weighing less than 55 pounds—a long-awaited step towards integrating...more

Florida drone bill a reminder to UAS operators: Know all the rules before you fly

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives would enhance privacy-related restrictions on the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS,” otherwise known as “drones”) in the state. The Freedom from...more

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