Issue / Unmanned Aerial Systems

Senate Returning to FAA Bill This Afternoon, 75 More Amendments Filed

April 12, 2016 The Senate made more slow and incremental progress yesterday on legislation reauthorizing the programs of the Federal...

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...

Senate FAA Markup Amendment Log (March 16, 2016)

List and summary of all amendments offered during the March 16, 2016 markup of S. 2658, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016, by the...

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...

Thune, Nelson Release Text of 2-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill

March 9, 2016 The chairman and ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee have introduced...

List of Aviation Authorization Laws Since 1996

Table showing all laws authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (long-term or short-term) since 1996. Updated as needed.

After All-Day Markup, No Schedule For Getting FAA Restructuring Bill to House Floor

February 12, 2016 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved legislation (H.R. 4441) reauthorizing and...

HR 4441 House Markup Amendment Log

List of amendments offered during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's February 11, 2016 markup of H.R. 4441, the...

Section-by-Section Summary of H.R. 4441 As Introduced

Section-by-section summary of H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016, as introduced in the House...

Preventing Close Encounters of the Drone Kind

No one can deny that drones (officially known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs) are one of the hottest Christmas list items out...

FAA Mandatory Drone Registration Website Now Live

December 22, 2015 With everyone’s brand new drones neatly wrapped and waiting underneath Christmas trees across the country, the...

FAA Implements Mandatory Drone Registration; $5 Fee Coming Next Year

December 15, 2015 After establishing a task force in October to study the issue, and taking into account the task force...

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