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FAA Dedicates Runway Pavement Testing Facility

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The research center is a unique facility that allows FAA engineers…

FAA-Industry Initiative Will Expand Small UAS Horizons

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a partnership with industry…

Researchers Advance Efforts to Use Unmanned Aircraft for Utility Inspections

March 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Electric Grid

March 23, 2015—The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline…

FAA Awards $10.2 Million in Environmental Grant to Airports

October 27, 2014 - in Financial, Maintenance, Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 24, 2014—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently awarded $10.2 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to six airports around the country to reduce emissions and improve air quality through the FAA’s Voluntary…

FAA Approves Limited Use Of Drones for San Diegeo Gas & Electric

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in…