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Don't Forget to Register for the 2021 FAA UAS Symposium Don't Forget to Register for the 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

June 1, 2021 – Episodes III and IV are scheduled for June and September.

Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

May 4, 2021 – The 2021 FAA UAS Symposium will be held as a virtual event with episodes in June and September.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

April 19, 2021 – Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Update.

Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

April 8, 2021 – The online recurrent training for Part 107 remote pilots is available on the FAA website.

FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules

March 12, 2021 – New drone rules will take effect in April.

FAA, Choctaw Nation Team Up to Advance UAS FAA, Choctaw Nation Team Up to Advance UAS

March 8, 2021 – Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will partner on emerging aerospace technologies.

FAA Announces Application Period for LAANC FAA Announces Application Period for LAANC

February 24, 2021 – Help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) develop technologies to support drone integration.

FAA Seeks TRUST Administrators for Drone Pilot Test FAA Seeks TRUST Administrators for Drone Pilot Test

February 22, 2021 – The Recreational UAS Safety Test ensures drone pilots understand rules for recreational flying.

FAA Announces Super Bowl LV Safety Plan FAA Announces Super Bowl LV Safety Plan

January 28, 2021 – FAA and partners are working to ensure safe, secure and efficient operations before, during and after the Super Bowl.

Tampa Bay is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LV Tampa Bay is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LV

January 21, 2021 – The FAA and local, state and federal law enforcement will be actively looking for illegal drone operations.

New Members Appointed to the Drone Advisory Committee New Members Appointed to the Drone Advisory Committee

January 5, 2021 – Committee helps the agency create strategies for the safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities

December 29, 2020 – UAS operations restricted at Rock Island Arsenal and Biometric Technology Center.

FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones

November 23, 2020 – Drone companies are a step closer to certification.

FAA and NASA Complete Drone Demonstrations FAA and NASA Complete Drone Demonstrations

November 17, 2020 – Tests Move Drone Flights Closer to Beyond Line of Sight Operations

Drone Safety Week is Here! Drone Safety Week is Here!

November 16, 2020 – FAA hosts virtual second annual Drone Safety Awareness Week.

FAA Launches Drone Safety Week FAA Launches Drone Safety Week

October 26, 2020 – FAA highlights drone safety awareness–November 16-22, 2020.

Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances Drone and Overall Aviation Safety Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances Drone and Overall Aviation Safety

September 24, 2020 – Unmanned aircraft systems safe integration of drone pilots in the nation's airspace system is rapidly moving forward.

More Schools Join the Collegiate Training Initiative More Schools Join the Collegiate Training Initiative

September 17, 2020 – Post-secondary schools are helping students achieve aviation careers.

FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports

September 8, 2020 – The effort will be part of the agency's Airport UAS Detection and Mitigation Research Program.

FAA Takes Drone Safety to Spanish-speaking Community FAA Takes Drone Safety to Spanish-speaking Community

August 20, 2020 – FAA announces UAS Limited English Proficiency (LEP) pilot program.

FAA Continues Drone Integration Initiatives FAA Continues Drone Integration Initiatives

August 18, 2020 – FAA announces schools participating in the UAS Collegiate Training Initiative.

Interagency Issues Advisory on Use of Technology to Detect and Mitigate Unmanned Aircraft Systems Interagency Issues Advisory on Use of Technology to Detect and Mitigate Unmanned Aircraft Systems

August 17, 2020 – Guidance issued to help better understand the federal laws and regulations posed by UAS operations.

View the Virtual Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on Friday, June 19 View the Virtual Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on Friday, June 19

June 17, 2020 – Leaders in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Community to Discuss Current Issues.

FAA Restricts Airspace for Upcoming Space Flight FAA Restricts Airspace for Upcoming Space Flight

May 26, 2020 – FAA issues temporary flight restrictions around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Saturday, May 30.

FAA Advances Drone Integration Initiatives FAA Advances Drone Integration Initiatives

April 30, 2020 – New Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative.

FAA Continues Drone Integration Initiatives FAA Continues Drone Integration Initiatives

April 10, 2020 – FAA announces two new test sites for drone technology testing as part of the UTM Pilot Program.

FAA Projections Show Strong U.S. Air Travel Demand FAA Projections Show Strong U.S. Air Travel Demand

March 26, 2020 – Aerospace forecast sees steady growth in commercial flying during the next two decades.

New Members Join the Drone Advisory Committee New Members Join the Drone Advisory Committee

February 21, 2020 – The FAA's Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) adds two new members.

Mark Your Calendar for the 2020 UAS Symposium Mark Your Calendar for the 2020 UAS Symposium

February 12, 2020 – FAA and AUVSI co-host 5th FAA UAS Symposium on June 16-18, 2020, in Baltimore, MD.

South Florida is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LIV South Florida is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LIV

January 27, 2020 – The FAA and local, state, and federal law enforcement will be actively looking for illegal drone operations.

Recreational Drone Flying Aeronautical Test Moves Forward Recreational Drone Flying Aeronautical Test Moves Forward

December 9, 2019 – FAA advances the safety of this burgeoning field of aviation.

LAANC Drone Program Expansion Continues LAANC Drone Program Expansion Continues

November 21, 2019 – Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability expedites certain drone authorizations nationwide.

FAA and NASA Drone Industry Workshop FAA and NASA Drone Industry Workshop

November 12, 2019 – Event to build on previous workshop's success.

Reminder Drone Safety Week Starts Today Reminder Drone Safety Week Starts Today

November 4, 2019 – FAA's first Drone Safety Awareness Week Nov. 4-10.

New York City Marathon Declared No Drone Zone New York City Marathon Declared No Drone Zone

November 1, 2019 – Drones prohibited in airspace above race on Sunday, November 3.

UAS Operations Restricted At More Federal Facilities UAS Operations Restricted At More Federal Facilities

October 29, 2019 – Drones prohibited at 60 new DOD and DOJ locations, effective November 7.

Take Me-Not My Drone-Out to the Ballgame! Take Me-Not My Drone-Out to the Ballgame!

October 22, 2019 – World Series games at Houston's Minute Maid Park declared a No Drone Zone.

Attend the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) on October 17 Attend the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) on October 17

October 15, 2019 – Help us identify challenges and prioritize improvements on drone integration issues.

Enjoy the Balloon Fiesta, Leave Your Drone at Home! Enjoy the Balloon Fiesta, Leave Your Drone at Home!

October 2, 2019 – FAA establishes TFR area over Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on October 4-13.

FAA Updates DroneZone FAA Updates DroneZone

September 26, 2019 – Recreational flyers may request airspace authorizations where LAANC is not available.

Think Drone Safety As We Share the Sky Think Drone Safety As We Share the Sky

September 23, 2019 – The FAA Kicks off Drone Safety Awareness Week November 4-10, 2019

FAA Update on Hurricane Dorian FAA Update on Hurricane Dorian

September 17, 2019 – Mobile tower arrives in Bahamas to help facilitate humanitarian response flights.

FAA, UAS Partners Complete Successful Demos FAA, UAS Partners Complete Successful Demos

September 4, 2019 – Multiple, Beyond Visual Line of Sight drone operations safely conducted at low altitudes without ATC services.

FAA Eases Restrictions on Drone Operations Over Some Federal Facilities FAA Eases Restrictions on Drone Operations Over Some Federal Facilities

August 29, 2019 – The FAA works with other federal agencies to give drone pilots a little more flexibility.

FAA Seeks Stakeholder Input on Drone Tests FAA Seeks Stakeholder Input on Drone Tests

August 15, 2019 – The FAA to work with stakeholders on a new knowledge and safety test for drone operators.

Redesigned B4UFLY App Available Now Redesigned B4UFLY App Available Now

July 31, 2019 – New B4UFLY app for recreational drone flyers.

FAA to Further Expand Opportunities for Safe Drone Operations FAA to Further Expand Opportunities for Safe Drone Operations

July 23, 2019 – Automatic authorization capability now available to recreational flyers.

Tropical Storm Barry Update Tropical Storm Barry Update

July 12, 2019 – Pre and post storm guidance is available for travelers, drone users, and GA pilots.

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over Additional Military Facilities FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over Additional Military Facilities

July 5, 2019 – Drone operators reminded of restrictions on flights over national security sensitive locations, including 12 new areas.

Travel Safely on July 4th Travel Safely on July 4th

June 28, 2019 – FAA reminds us to keep safety rules front and center while traveling during the July 4th holiday.

More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones

May 23, 2019 – FAA safely expands access to airspace for certain drone operators.

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations Near U.S. Navy Vessels FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations Near U.S. Navy Vessels

May 17, 2019 – Special security instructions are designed to restrict drone activity in the immediate vicinity of U.S. Navy vessels.

FAA Highlights Changes for Recreational Drones FAA Highlights Changes for Recreational Drones

May 16, 2019 – Here's what you need to know about current and future changes for recreational drones.

FAA Statement on UAS Detection Systems at Airports FAA Statement on UAS Detection Systems at Airports

May 7, 2019 – FAA continues to work closely with airport operators who are considering installing UAS detection systems.

FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast

April 30, 2019 – U.S. air travel: safe, efficient, strong and growing.

Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 UAS Symposium Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 UAS Symposium

February 20, 2019 – Fourth annual UAS Symposium features government, industry and academia speakers.

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

February 15, 2019 – These security restrictions are designed to limit drone flights over select, national security sensitive locations.

FAA Modifies LAANC Service Provider Request FAA Modifies LAANC Service Provider Request

February 14, 2019 – The FAA wants more service providers for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC).

Atlanta is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LIII Atlanta is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LIII

January 24, 2019 – FAA prohibits drones around Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

FAA Seeks New Drone Advisory Group Members FAA Seeks New Drone Advisory Group Members

December 20, 2018 – The FAA wants to fill vacancies on the Drone Advisory Committee

Follow Buzzy the Drone! Follow Buzzy the Drone!

December 4, 2018 – A new FAA campaign shares safety tips with young (and young-at-heart) drone operators.

More than 50,000 LAANC Applications processed More than 50,000 LAANC Applications processed

November 19, 2018 – Drone operators across the country now get almost instantaneous airspace authorizations through LAANC.

FAA Restricts Drones Operating Near DOD and USCG Mobile Assets FAA Restricts Drones Operating Near DOD and USCG Mobile Assets

October 26, 2018 – Security restrictions limit drone operations near vessels operating from two naval bases in Washington and Georgia.

Hurricane Michael: Information for Drone Operators Hurricane Michael: Information for Drone Operators

October 12, 2018 – Here's what drone owners and operators need to know about flying-or not flying-in the affected areas.

FAA's Hurricane Michael Update FAA's Hurricane Michael Update

October 12, 2018 – Get the latest information for travelers, general aviation pilots and drone operators.

Drone Pilots: Did Your Airspace Authorization Expire on September 30, 2018? Drone Pilots: Did Your Airspace Authorization Expire on September 30, 2018?

October 9, 2018 – Airspace authorizations and waivers not granted through LAANC or the FAA DroneZone expired at the end of September.

FAA Approves Nine New LAANC Service Providers FAA Approves Nine New LAANC Service Providers

October 1, 2018 – Collaboration between FAA and drone industry will streamline airspace authorizations.

FAA Targets UAS Violators for Enforcement FAA Targets UAS Violators for Enforcement

September 28, 2018 – The FAA will now automatically refer cases of drone interference with first responders for legal enforcement action.

FAA's Hurricane Florence Update FAA's Hurricane Florence Update

September 20, 2018 – Get the latest information for travelers, general aviation pilots and drone operators.

Hurricane Florence: Information for Drone Operators Hurricane Florence: Information for Drone Operators

September 19, 2018 – Here's what drone owners and operators need to know about flying-or not flying-in the affected areas.

FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued

July 26, 2018 – 100,000-plus people have now earned the Remote Pilot Certificate needed to fly under the FAA's small drone rule.

Think Safety First on July 4th Think Safety First on July 4th

June 29, 2018 – FAA reminds us to check the safety rules on flying with fireworks and flying drones.

FAA Surveys Commercial Drone Operators FAA Surveys Commercial Drone Operators

June 29, 2018 – Responses to questionnaire will help the FAA understand the flight activity of commercial drones.

FAA Establishes Drone Restrictions Over Federal Prison FAA Establishes Drone Restrictions Over Federal Prison

June 25, 2018 – These security restrictions are designed to limit unmanned aircraft flights over a security sensitive location.

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and USCG Facilities FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and USCG Facilities

June 7, 2018 – These security restrictions are designed to limit UAS flights over select, national security sensitive locations.

FAA Modifies Restrictions on Drone Operations over DoD Facilities FAA Modifies Restrictions on Drone Operations over DoD Facilities

May 18, 2018 – Security restrictions help prevent unauthorized UAS flights over select, national security sensitive locations

DOT Selects 10 Programs for Drone Testing DOT Selects 10 Programs for Drone Testing

May 9, 2018 – Data from flight tests will advance safe drone integration.

FAA Begins Drone Airspace Authorization Expansion FAA Begins Drone Airspace Authorization Expansion

April 30, 2018 – The LAANC beta test will cover approximately 500 airports across the country by mid-September.

Could You Be a LAANC Service Supplier? Could You Be a LAANC Service Supplier?

April 3, 2018 – The FAA wants more service suppliers for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC).

FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast

March 15, 2018 – U.S. air travel safe, efficient, strong and growing.

FAA Expands Drone Airspace Authorization Program FAA Expands Drone Airspace Authorization Program

March 6, 2018 – The LAANC beta test will cover approximately 500 airports across the country by mid-September.

Clock is Ticking for 2018 UAS Symposium Registration Clock is Ticking for 2018 UAS Symposium Registration

February 27, 2018 – One week left to sign up for this year's FAA/AUVSI UAS Symposium

The UAS Symposium is Flying Your Way The UAS Symposium is Flying Your Way

February 2, 2018 – Third annual UAS Symposium features speakers from government, industry and academia.

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & ID ARC Report FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & ID ARC Report

December 19, 2017 – The Aviation Rulemaking Committee considered technologies available to track and identify drones.

FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over DOE Facilities FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over DOE Facilities

December 18, 2017 – The security restrictions are designed to prevent unauthorized UAS flights over the DOE sites

UAS IPP Deadline Tomorrow for Lead Applicants UAS IPP Deadline Tomorrow for Lead Applicants

December 12, 2017 – Concept overview must be filed by 2 p.m. ET tomorrow.

Researchers Release Report on Drone Airborne Collisions Researchers Release Report on Drone Airborne Collisions

November 28, 2017 – University researchers found that drones can cause more damage to manned aircraft than birds.

FAA Fields Prototype UAS Airspace Authorization System FAA Fields Prototype UAS Airspace Authorization System

November 17, 2017 – LAANC provides near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for drone operators.

FAA Approves Drone to Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service FAA Approves Drone to Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service

November 17, 2017 – The FAA recently issued a special exemption for AT&T to use a large drone to provide cell service in Puerto Rico.

FAA Grants Waiver for Aerotain Skye to Fly over People FAA Grants Waiver for Aerotain Skye to Fly over People

November 14, 2017 – Cevitasnow obtains waiver to operate Aerotain Skye tethered "drone" over people.

President Trump and Secretary Chao Announce Drone Integration Pilot Program President Trump and Secretary Chao Announce Drone Integration Pilot Program

October 25, 2017 – Innovative program will accelerate safe drone integration.

FAA Restricts Drones over Statue of Liberty, Other Landmarks FAA Restricts Drones over Statue of Liberty, Other Landmarks

September 28, 2017 – FAA and Department of Interior Restrict Drone Operations Over Landmarks

FAA Brings Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower to Key West FAA Brings Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower to Key West

September 18, 2017 – The FAA is supporting recovery efforts in the Florida Keys with a mobile air traffic control tower in Key West.

FAA Sends Mobile Air Traffic Tower to St. Thomas FAA Sends Mobile Air Traffic Tower to St. Thomas

September 13, 2017 – The FAA is aiding the hurricane recovery in St. Thomas with a mobile air traffic control tower.

FAA's Hurricane Irma Update (ingles\español) FAA's Hurricane Irma Update (ingles\español)

September 7, 2017 – The FAA updates travelers, general aviation pilots, and drone operators.

FAA Small Drone Rule Lets Unmanned Aircraft Soar FAA Small Drone Rule Lets Unmanned Aircraft Soar

September 6, 2017 – After one year, FAA small drone rule is making drones work across the country.

FAA's Hurricane Harvey Update FAA's Hurricane Harvey Update

August 30, 2017 – The FAA updates travelers, general aviation pilots, and drone operators.

Fireworks, Drones and Airplanes Don't Mix Fireworks, Drones and Airplanes Don't Mix

June 30, 2017 – FAA asks everyone to follow aviation safety rules.

Drone ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee Update Drone ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee Update

June 30, 2017 – The FAA's drone ID and tracking rulemaking group made good progress in its first meeting.

FAA Establishes Drone I.D. Rulemaking Committee FAA Establishes Drone I.D. Rulemaking Committee

June 21, 2017 – The FAA wants advice on standards for remotely identifying and tracking drones in flight.

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems at DFW FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems at DFW

April 28, 2017 – The FAA's latest round of drone detection research is occurring around Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

FAA Issues Study on UAS Human Collision Hazards FAA Issues Study on UAS Human Collision Hazards

April 28, 2017 – The FAA's UAS Center of Excellence examined what could happen if a drone hits a person.

FAA Publishes First Set of UAS Facility Maps FAA Publishes First Set of UAS Facility Maps

April 27, 2017 – The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely if they obtain authorization.

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

April 10, 2017 – The FAA is releasing maps at end of month to help approve drone airspace authorization applications more efficiently.

FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over Certain Military Bases FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over Certain Military Bases

April 6, 2017 – The FAA is using its existing authority to restrict drones over certain military bases for national security reasons.

Clock is Ticking for 2017 UAS Symposium Registration Clock is Ticking for 2017 UAS Symposium Registration

March 21, 2017 – There's less than a week left to sign up for this year's FAA/AUVSI UAS Symposium.

FAA Forecasts Continued Growth in Air Travel FAA Forecasts Continued Growth in Air Travel

March 21, 2017 – Internationally and nationally, aviation remains strong for the next two decades.

FAA Releases Updated Drone Sighting Reports FAA Releases Updated Drone Sighting Reports

February 23, 2017 – The FAA reminds everyone to follow safety guidelines and avoid manned aircraft at all times.

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

February 17, 2017 – The FAA and AUVSI are co-sponsoring this year's bigger and better UAS Symposium

Drone Advisory Committee Builds Consensus Drone Advisory Committee Builds Consensus

February 15, 2017 – The Drone Advisory Committee is helping the FAA prioritize safe drone integration into the national airspace.

No Drone Zone For Those Attending the Super Bowl No Drone Zone For Those Attending the Super Bowl

February 1, 2017 – FAA reminds Super Bowl fans to leave their drones at home.

Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on January 31 Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on January 31

January 11, 2017 – Drone Advisory Committee to continue momentum with second meeting.

New FAA Video Stresses Holiday Drone Safety New FAA Video Stresses Holiday Drone Safety

November 25, 2016 – A new FAA video offers tips on flying your drone safely this holiday season–and all year around.

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

November 16, 2016 – Denver research is one of six planned technical evaluations.

FAA Issues Part 107 Waivers, Airspace Authorizations FAA Issues Part 107 Waivers, Airspace Authorizations

October 25, 2016 – The FAA wants to help applicants submit complete and appropriate waiver and airspace authorizations.

Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team Holds First Meeting Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team Holds First Meeting

October 21, 2016 – The new UAS group will help develop ways to make drone operations safer as usage soars.

The FAA's New Drone Rules Are Effective Today The FAA's New Drone Rules Are Effective Today

August 29, 2016 – Here's important information you should know about the FAA's new Part 107 small drone rule.

Section 333 vs. Part 107: What Works for You? Section 333 vs. Part 107: What Works for You?

August 26, 2016 – Here's important information about whether to fly your drone under a Section 333 exemption or Part 107

Applying for a Waiver under the New Drone Rules Applying for a Waiver under the New Drone Rules

August 26, 2016 – Here's important information about applying for waivers under the new Part 107 small drone rule.

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule! Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!

August 18, 2016 – Here's some important information about the Part 107 small drone rule that is effective August 29.

FAA Administrator Talks Safety and Innovation at AirVenture FAA Administrator Talks Safety and Innovation at AirVenture

July 28, 2016 – FAA Administrator Michael Huerta says that FAA and industry collaboration is transforming general aviation

FAA Tests FBI Drone Detection System at JFK FAA Tests FBI Drone Detection System at JFK

May 17, 2016 – The FAA and its government partners are expanding research on ways to detect "rogue" drones around airports.

New Technologies for GA Pilots, Planes and Airports New Technologies for GA Pilots, Planes and Airports

May 12, 2016 – FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the important role it plays in GA safety.

FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative

May 9, 2016 – FAA agreements with Gryphon Sensors, Liteye Systems and Sensofusion will advance research on drone detection.

FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements

May 4, 2016 – FAA will establish a drone advisory committee and make it easier for students to fly drones

FAA Urges Non-hobby UAS Registration Via New System FAA Urges Non-hobby UAS Registration Via New System

April 21, 2016 – The FAA's automated registration system cuts red tape for non-hobbyist, government and commercial UAS owners.

UAS Symposium Broadens Dialogue on Integration UAS Symposium Broadens Dialogue on Integration

April 21, 2016 – UAS industry and the public provide key decision-makers with valuable input on safe UAS integration challenges.

FAA Reviewing Micro UAS Report FAA Reviewing Micro UAS Report

April 6, 2016 – The FAA is reviewing the task force report addressing potential ways to permit UAS to operate over people

FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration

March 31, 2016 – Small unmanned aircraft owners can now complete the required registration process on the FAA’s easy-to-use website.

FAA Doubles "Blanket" Altitude for Many UAS Flights FAA Doubles "Blanket" Altitude for Many UAS Flights

March 29, 2016 – New "blanket" clearance streamlines authorizations for commercial and government UAS operations and the FAA.

FAA Releases Updated UAS Sighting Reports FAA Releases Updated UAS Sighting Reports

March 25, 2016 – New reports include data from August 2015 through January 2016.

FAA Releases 2016 to 2036 Aerospace Forecast FAA Releases 2016 to 2036 Aerospace Forecast

March 24, 2016 – Report shows continued growth in air travel and unmanned aircraft sales.

Huerta, Whitaker Headline NATCA Safety Conference Huerta, Whitaker Headline NATCA Safety Conference

March 21, 2016 – FAA releases STARS in 60 seconds videos to highlight collaboration with controllers.

Drones and Cherry Blossoms Don't Mix Drones and Cherry Blossoms Don't Mix

March 18, 2016 – The Washington, DC area-including the famous cherry blossom trees-is a No Drone Zone.

Federal Government Expands UAS Partnerships Federal Government Expands UAS Partnerships

March 16, 2016 – FAA leads collaboration on federal UAS operations

FAA Administrator Talks Drones at SXSW FAA Administrator Talks Drones at SXSW

March 14, 2016 – Event showcases how the FAA and industry are working together to safely integrate unmanned aircraft.

FAA, DHS, CACI, UMD Perform UAS Detection Work FAA, DHS, CACI, UMD Perform UAS Detection Work

February 18, 2016 – FAA Pathfinder Program completes testing at Atlantic City International Airport.

The FAA Reminds You to Register Your Drone The FAA Reminds You to Register Your Drone

February 16, 2016 – The FAA's February 19 drone registration deadline is fast approaching.

New FAA video explains that the Super Bowl is a No Drone Zone New FAA video explains that the Super Bowl is a No Drone Zone

February 3, 2016 – Public service announcement reminds people that drones can't be flown near Levi's Stadium around the big game.

Scheduled Maintenance for UAS  Registration System Scheduled Maintenance for UAS Registration System

January 15, 2016 – The FAA's drone registration system will be briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance on Saturday night.

FAA Releases B4UFLY Smartphone App FAA Releases B4UFLY Smartphone App

January 6, 2016 – The B4UFLY application tells users about any restrictions that exist where they want to fly an unmanned aircraft.

FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins

December 21, 2015 – The FAA's web-based registration system for small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) hobbyists is now active.

FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins Dec. 21 FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins Dec. 21

December 21, 2015 – The FAA Small UAS registry is expected to go live during the day on December 21.

FAA Issues Fact Sheet on State and Local UAS Laws FAA Issues Fact Sheet on State and Local UAS Laws

December 17, 2015 – The FAA provides information for states and municipalities considering UAS laws or regulations.

FAA: Fly Safe With Your Drone FAA: Fly Safe With Your Drone

November 27, 2015 – The FAA says you become part of the U.S. aviation system when you fly your drone in the nation's airspace

FAA: Think Twice about "Drone Registration" Firms FAA: Think Twice about "Drone Registration" Firms

November 16, 2015 – Unmanned aircraft users probably won't need help registering their drones when system is in place.

UAS Registration Task Force Day Three Update UAS Registration Task Force Day Three Update

November 5, 2015 – The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force completed its final day of work today.

UAS Registration Task Force Day 2 Update UAS Registration Task Force Day 2 Update

November 4, 2015 – The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force completed its second day of work today.

Statement: UAS Registration Task Force Day One Statement: UAS Registration Task Force Day One

November 3, 2015 – The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force completed its first day of work.

FAA Administrator Opens UAS Registration Meeting FAA Administrator Opens UAS Registration Meeting

November 3, 2015 – Administrator Huerta urges Task Force members to "think big, and think outside the box."

Huerta Announces UAS Registration Task Force Members Huerta Announces UAS Registration Task Force Members

October 29, 2015 – FAA Administrator Announces UAS Registration Task Force Membership

FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Pathfinder Efforts FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Pathfinder Efforts

October 7, 2015 – CACI International to collaborate with FAA on detecting and tracking unmanned aircraft near airports.

San Francisco 49ers Tackle Drone Safety San Francisco 49ers Tackle Drone Safety

October 5, 2015 – The San Francisco 49ers are the first pro sports team to record an unmanned aircraft safety video.

Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety

September 30, 2015 – "No Drone Zone" Public Service Announcement will air at Denver International Airport.

Papal Visit Cities are No Drone Zones Papal Visit Cities are No Drone Zones

September 21, 2015 – The FAA is reminding you to leave your drone at home during the Papal visit.

FAA Selects New Unmanned Aircraft Executives FAA Selects New Unmanned Aircraft Executives

September 2, 2015 – Two veteran aviation professionals will steer the FAA's efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft.

FAA releases B4UFLY App Beta Test For UAS Users FAA releases B4UFLY App Beta Test For UAS Users

August 28, 2015 – The FAA has released the beta version of a new IOS app that helps unmanned aircraft users fly in the right locations.

FAA Releases Pilot UAS Reports FAA Releases Pilot UAS Reports

August 21, 2015 – Newly released pilot reports show details of increased UAS encounters.

It's (a) Grand! FAA Passes 1,000 UAS Section 333 Exemptions It's (a) Grand! FAA Passes 1,000 UAS Section 333 Exemptions

August 4, 2015 – The FAA continues to expand the rate of Section 333 exemption grants.

FAA Streamlines COAs for UAS Test Sites FAA Streamlines COAs for UAS Test Sites

May 21, 2015 – The FAA OKs the six UAS test sites to fly at or below 200 feet operations.

FAA Kicks Off "No Drone Zone" Effort for D.C. Area FAA Kicks Off "No Drone Zone" Effort for D.C. Area

May 13, 2015 – New UAS public outreach campaign for the region around Washington, D.C. aimed at visitors and residents.

FAA Summary Grants Speed UAS Exemptions FAA Summary Grants Speed UAS Exemptions

April 9, 2015 – The FAA is now using a streamlined process to expedite Section 333 UAS exemption grants.

FAA Streamlines UAS COAs for Section 333 FAA Streamlines UAS COAs for Section 333

March 23, 2015 – The FAA will grant broad airspace authorization to unmanned aircraft users flying at or below 200 feet.

Amazon Gets Experimental Airworthiness Certificate Amazon Gets Experimental Airworthiness Certificate

March 19, 2015 – FAA awards Amazon UAS design airworthiness certificate for research and development and crew training.

FAA Grants ND UAS Test Site Broader Air Access FAA Grants ND UAS Test Site Broader Air Access

February 11, 2015 – Broad FAA authorizations offer industry more flexibility to conduct UAS research in North Dakota.

FAA Grants Eight More UAS Exemptions FAA Grants Eight More UAS Exemptions

February 3, 2015 – Film/TV production and flare stack inspections included in latest Section 333 grants.

FAA Grants Two More UAS Exemptions FAA Grants Two More UAS Exemptions

January 23, 2015 – Film/TV production and flare stack inspections included in latest Section 333 grants.

FAA Issues UAS Guidance for Law Enforcement FAA Issues UAS Guidance for Law Enforcement

January 8, 2015 – FAA gives law enforcement organizations ways to help agency investigate unauthorized use of UAS.

FAA Grants Real Estate, Agricultural UAS Exemptions FAA Grants Real Estate, Agricultural UAS Exemptions

January 6, 2015 – First exemption for real estate photography among latest Section 333 grants.

FAA, UAS Groups Join to Promote Safe Flying FAA, UAS Groups Join to Promote Safe Flying

December 22, 2014 – The FAA, industry groups and hobbyists launch "Know Before You Fly" education campaign.

NTSB Rules Favorably on FAA UAS Appeal NTSB Rules Favorably on FAA UAS Appeal

November 18, 2014 – The National Transportation Safety Board rules that UAS and model aircraft are legally "aircraft."

FAA Grants UAS Exemptions for Movie and TV FAA Grants UAS Exemptions for Movie and TV

September 25, 2014 – FAA action marks first step toward allowing the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft.

FAA Solicits Center of Excellence for UAS Applicants FAA Solicits Center of Excellence for UAS Applicants

August 12, 2014 – Final solicitation details research areas and evaluation criteria

FAA Statement on Texas Equusearch UAS Court Decision FAA Statement on Texas Equusearch UAS Court Decision

July 18, 2014 – US Court of Appeals decides in favor of FAA. Agency maintains authority to regulate UAS.

FAA Seeks Public Comment on Movie/TV UAS Exemptions FAA Seeks Public Comment on Movie/TV UAS Exemptions

June 25, 2014 – The FAA is asking for public comments on precedent-setting movie and television production UAS exemptions.

Four for Four–FAA Declares Texas UAS Test Site Operational Four for Four–FAA Declares Texas UAS Test Site Operational

June 20, 2014 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi UAS test site becomes fourth of six sites ready for research flights. Photo: tamuccmarcom

FAA Approves First Commercial UAS Flights over Land FAA Approves First Commercial UAS Flights over Land

June 10, 2014 – FAA OKs aerial surveys by BP and UAS manufacturer AeroVironment on Alaska's North Slope oilfields. Photo: Courtesy of BP

Nevada Becomes Third Operational FAA UAS Test Site Nevada Becomes Third Operational FAA UAS Test Site

June 9, 2014 – Nevada's unmanned aircraft test site is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation's airspace

FAA to consider seven commercial UAS exemptions FAA to consider seven commercial UAS exemptions

June 2, 2014 – Seven companies have petitioned the FAA to fly unmanned aircraft for movie and television production

FAA to Establish UAS Center of Excellence FAA to Establish UAS Center of Excellence

May 27, 2014 – More than 100 universities register for public meeting on a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems research center.

Alaska UAS Test Site Becomes Operational Alaska UAS Test Site Becomes Operational

May 5, 2014 – The University of Alaska begins UAS test site operations with a wildlife survey demo flight today.

FAA Announces First UAS Test Site Operational FAA Announces First UAS Test Site Operational

April 21, 2014 – The North Dakota Department of Commerce is ready to start UAS testing.

FAA Appeals Decision on UAS Case FAA Appeals Decision on UAS Case

March 7, 2014 – The FAA today issued a notice appealing an NTSB ALJ decision in Huerta v. Pirker.

Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft–Update Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft–Update

March 7, 2014 – The FAA provides updated information on common myths.

Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

February 26, 2014 – The FAA corrects misinformation about what is and isn't allowed for unmanned aircraft systems.

FAA, AMA Work Together on Model Aircraft/UAS Safety FAA, AMA Work Together on Model Aircraft/UAS Safety

January 13, 2014 – The FAA and the Academy of Model Aeronautics have inked a safety agreement for model aircraft and model UAS.

FAA Selects Six Sites for Unmanned Aircraft Research FAA Selects Six Sites for Unmanned Aircraft Research

December 30, 2013 – The FAA has picked the public entities that will develop six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research sites.

FAA Opens the Arctic to Commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft FAA Opens the Arctic to Commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft

September 23, 2013 – With help from the FAA, Conoco Phillips flies commercial UAS for marine mammal and ice surveys.

FAA Cuts the Red Tape to Let UAS Work Yosemite Wildfire FAA Cuts the Red Tape to Let UAS Work Yosemite Wildfire

September 6, 2013 – Unmanned aircraft system helps contain Yosemite wildfire.

One Giant Leap for Unmanned-kind One Giant Leap for Unmanned-kind

July 26, 2013 – FAA issues restricted category type certificates to a pair of UASs, leading to first approved commercial UAS operations.

FAA to Hold Online Session on UAS Test Site Privacy Policy FAA to Hold Online Session on UAS Test Site Privacy Policy

March 29, 2013 – The FAA will hold an online session on April 3 to hear comments on the proposed UAS test site privacy policy.

FAA Makes Progress with UAS Integration FAA Makes Progress with UAS Integration

May 14, 2012 – FAA achieves the first unmanned aircraft systems milestones included in the 2012 FAA reauthorization.

FAA Holds Webinars on UAS Test Sites FAA Holds Webinars on UAS Test Sites

March 30, 2012 – On April 10 and 11 the FAA is hosting two webinars to get input on Unmanned Aircraft Systems test sites.

FAA Seeks Public Input on UAS Test Sites FAA Seeks Public Input on UAS Test Sites

March 7, 2012 – The FAA is asking for public input on the selection process for six unmanned aircraft system test sites.