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Category: UAS

Trump Directs USDOT to Establish New UAS Pilot Program

October 27, 2017 – On October 25, President Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum directing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish a pilot program that will explore new commercial, public, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 

Chao Outlines USDOT Priorities for Infrastructure, Technology

March 3, 2017 – After nearly a month of relative silence, Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appeared at the National Governors’ Association winter meeting on Sunday to discuss emerging technologies and the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal.

How Can Automation Improve Freight Delivery?

At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, held last month, one of the sessions examined the impact that existing and imminent new technologies will have on the freight sector.

FAA Issues Final Drone Operation Rule

June 23, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration has released the text of its final rule governing most drone aircraft (the ones weighing less than 55 pounds, called small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS in the rule).

Senate Approves Two-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill; Amends, Passes Extension of AATF Taxes, Spending to July 16

March 17, 2016 – Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved a two-year, $33.1 billion reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration (S. 2658). While the Senate hopes to take up that legislation in April, the FAA faces a more immediate problem – a looming March 31 deadline to extend the spending authority and taxes that support the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. (Without an extension of the spending authority, parts of the FAA will begin to shut down on April 1.)

So at 12:45 p.m. today, the Senate amended and passed the short-term AATF extension (H.R. 4721) that passed the House on Monday.

Senate Markup of FAA Bill Set for March 16

March 11, 2016 – As first reported in last Wednesday’s ETW Express, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee have introduced legislation (S. 2658) reauthorizing the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and making changes in federal aviation policy. The Committee has scheduled a markup session to consider and amend the bill for Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m.