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FAA Press Releases

September 18, 2023
FAA authorizes certificated Part 135 operator Zipline International, Inc., to deliver commercial packages around Salt Lake City and Bentonville using drones that fly beyond the operator’s visual line of sight.
September 15, 2023
The agency continues to expect that airlines will operate larger aircraft to transport more passengers, have sufficient ground crews to service the larger aircraft and make sure passengers are fully informed about any possible disruptions.
September 14, 2023
Move follows more than two years of partnership between the countries
September 13, 2023

Drone pilots who are unable to comply with the broadcast requirement of the Remote ID Rule will now have until March 16, 2024, to equip their aircraft. After that date, operators could face fines and suspension or revocation of pilot certificates. 

September 8, 2023
The closure of the mishap investigation does not signal an immediate resumption of Starship launches at Boca Chica.
September 6, 2023

WASHINGTON— The FAA authorized two more companies to operate drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). UPS Flight Forward with its Matternet M2 can conduct small package delivery and uAvionix with its Rapace can use the Vantis Network to test its detect and avoid technology.

August 25, 2023
Alert to airlines stresses importance of safe aircraft towing, ground handling
August 24, 2023
Approximately 2,600 controllers at various levels of training throughout system
August 24, 2023
Aerial work includes aerial photography, survey and powerline and pipeline patrol and inspection. The authorization allows operations below 400 feet altitude in specific locations.
August 23, 2023
Projects will reconfigure taxiways that may cause confusion, install new lighting systems and provide more flexibility on the airfield.