News & Events

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces September 24 Meeting of the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that its  Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC)  will hold its next meeting virtually on September 24, 2020.  Notice of the meeting will appear in the Federal Register. The ACPAC is charged with evaluating current aviation consumer protection programs and providing recommendations to the Secretary for improving ...
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Fly Safe: Addressing GA Safety

The Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about safety, including loss of control, power plant failure and controlled flight into terrain. This series  will show you how you can incorporate safety into every flight. This month’s topic is the use of weather information. Today’s pilots enjoy an abundance of weather ...
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Trump EPA Approves First-Ever Long-Lasting Antiviral Product for Use Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON (August 24, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a groundbreaking development in the Trump Administration’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus. In a first-of-its kind step, EPA has issued an emergency exemption to the state of Texas permitting it to allow American Airlines and Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine to ...
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FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it plans to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort will be part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The FAA plans to test and evaluate at least 10 technologies ...
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Speech – “Safety Propels Innovation—Innovation Propels Progress”

“Safety Propels Innovation—Innovation Propels Progress” Stephen M. Dickson, Virtual August 18, 2020 UAS Symposium Episode 2 Thank you, Erik, for that introduction, and thanks to your entire team and to AUVSI for holding this landmark event—not once, but twice. Today in Episode 2, we’ll explore public safety topics, including the Integration Pilot Program and what ...
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