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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…

FAA Breaks Ground for New Air Traffic Control Tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker broke…

Shuster & Brady Introduce FAA Extension

March 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

Washington, DC—Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today…

FAA: Think Twice About “Drone Registration” Firms

November 16, 2015 - in Corporate

Nov. 16, 2015—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there's no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number.  Owners should wait until additional…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

October 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The task force will be composed…

Topcon Secures FAA Exemption to Operate Rotary-Wing Aerial System in U.S.

October 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015—Topcon Positioning Group announces it has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its Falcon 8 rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States.…

R.A. Smith National Given Green Light from FAA on Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

October 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been granted a Section 333 Exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This exemption, granted…

FAA Issues $27 Million Grant for Replacement Airport in North Dakota

October 6, 2015 - in Financial, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a $27 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant to the City of Williston, N.D. to purchase land to build a new airport and meet growing aviation…

FAA Awards $24.5 Million in Environmental Grants to Airports

September 17, 2015 - in Environment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently awarded $24.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to 11 airports around the country to reduce emissions and improve air quality through the FAA’s Voluntary…

FAA Issues 333 Exemption for Unmanned Aerial Systems Flights to Surdex Corporation

September 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

Surdex Corporation has received a 333 Exemption from the FAA to operate an Altavian Nova F6500 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). This 333 Exemption provides Surdex with a general Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate UAS under 200 feet throughout the…