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FAA Seeking to Quicken UAS Airspace Authorization Process

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently published notice in the Federal Register seeking permission to quicken authorizations for Part 107 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations in restricted areas. The FAA...more

Presidential Memorandum Launches New Pilot Program to Test Drone Operations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The White House has issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to launch a three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot...more

Drones Over Europe: A Regulatory Overview

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Interest in drone technology continues to grow across Europe....more

Congress Approves FAA Extension to March 31, 2018

When we previously wrote about the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, there was a deadline set at the end of September. Just before the deadline, Congress approved a six-month extension of Federal Aviation...more

Lawmakers Approve a Six-Month Extension of FAA Authorization

by Baker Donelson on

On September 28, Congress approved a six-month extension to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization, heading off a partial shutdown of the FAA. Expect negotiations over House Transportation and Infrastructure...more

ATC Privatization: Bill Set to Union Calendar

by Lane Powell PC on

The 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act — H.R. 2997 — proposes to transfer operation of the U.S. air traffic control system (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a...more

Aviation Happenings - Summer 2017

Aviation Happenings - Summer 2017 The Summer 2017 edition of Schnader’s Aviation Group newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant case and developments in aviation law, including: • Midair Collision Case...more

Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Set to Expire September 30

by Baker Donelson on

At the end of the month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization is set to expire. If not reauthorized, authority to fund the FAA and the nation's airway system will cease. As has been previously reported, in...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA, and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - July 2017

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses the latest FAA reauthorization bills, the Department of Homeland Security’s enhanced aviation security measures, the DOT Inspector General’s audit...more

President Trump Throws His Support Behind FAA Privatization Effort

by Baker Donelson on

President Trump's entry into efforts to privatize the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system has breathed new life into an idea championed by House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA)....more

ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?

The Trump Administration has proposed that Air Traffic Control (“ATC”) functions be shifted away from the FAA to a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, arguing that the move would allow for increased efficiency...more

Trump’s Infrastructure Weak

This past week was President Trump’s “Infrastructure Week.” A week dedicated, according to the White House’s official blog, “to addressing America’s crumbling infrastructure” and to try to build support for the President’s...more

Air Traffic Control Reform – Is It an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?

by Nossaman LLP on

President Trump kicked off “infrastructure week” on Monday, June 5th, by proposing to “corporatize” the U.S. air traffic control system, shifting about 35,000 workers, including unionized traffic controllers, technicians, and...more

Air-Traffic Control Systems for Drones Tested in Nevada

As more drones take to the skies in Nevada, which is home to one of only six of the country’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) Designated Test Sites, officials are trying to figure out...more

Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - May 26, 2017 Vol. 1, Issue 10

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The President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal: The President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal: The President released the full version of his first budget, laying out his proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and the following decade. The...more

Aviation Reform Under the Trump Administration: What to Expect

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump has indicated strong interest in two areas: infrastructure development and regulatory reform. Several potentially important developments in the aviation sector are anticipated in both...more

November 2016 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s recently issued consumer protection rules and initiatives, the GAO’s report on air traffic control reorganization, DOT’s tentative approval of...more

Technology Industry Newsletter - June 2016

by Buchalter on

For technology companies seeking investment capital, the new SEC regulations on crowdfunding that went into effect on May 16, 2016 present new funding options by expanding the pool of investors beyond the traditional funding...more

House and Senate FAA Bills Take Diverging Flight Paths Toward Reauthorization

by K&L Gates LLP on

With the authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set to expire on July 15, the clock is ticking for Congress to enact legislation to ensure that FAA programs and funding continue without interruption....more

Washington, D.C. Update – April 2016

by Baker Donelson on

FY17 Appropriations - The House and Senate Appropriations Committees continue to move forward on individual FY17 spending measures based on discretionary spending levels enshrined in last fall's bipartisan budget deal....more

Privatization of the United States Air Traffic Control System Hits Roadblock in the U.S. Senate

by Buchalter on

Less than a month ago, it seemed clear that privatization was the wave of the future for the United States Air Traffic Control System (“ATC System”). On February 19, 2016, the United States House of Representatives...more

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