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Elwell Appointed FAA Deputy Administrator

July 3, 2017 - in News, People

Dan Elwell was sworn in this week as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy Administrator.  Appointed by President Donald J. Trump, Elwell is the second highest-ranking official at the agency responsible for ensuring aviation safety and air traffic…

House, Senate Committees Take Up FAA Bills

June 28, 2017 - in Transportation

Both the House and Senate authorizing committees have new bills to consider that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and retain many…

FAA Dedicates New Traffic Control Tower at San Francisco International Airport

October 13, 2016 - in Buildings

SAN FRANCISCO – FAA Administrator Michael Huerta joined local officials today in dedicating the new, environmentally friendly airport traffic control…

New FAA Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Go Into Effect

August 30, 2016 - in Transportation

WASHINGTON – Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS…

New Report on Cities and Drones Released by National League of Cities

August 17, 2016 - in Corporate, News

WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the release of Cities and Drones, a new report that provides cities with insight on the recently released Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules relating to drone operation. The report…

ADOT&PF Completes $59 Million One-Of-A-Kind Airport Project

July 25, 2016 - in News, Projects

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) has completed the $59 million Kodiak Airport Runway Safety Area Extension. This unusual project presented a major challenge — there wasn’t enough land for…

House and Senate Leaders’ Joint Statement on FAA Extension Agreement

July 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

Washington, D.C.—Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee announced they have reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx, NASA Administrator Bolden Launch New NextGen Aviation Test Lab at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today were joined by representatives from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Air Traffic Controllers Association…

FAA Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations

June 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016—In a win for local governments and local decision-making authority, new rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders…

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

June 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating…