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FAA and NASA Complete Drone Demonstrations

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has concluded the second phase of its  Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Pilot Program (UTM/UPP) . The agency ended the phase with virtual demonstrations in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and two UAS Test Sites: the  Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership  (MAAP) and the  New York UAS Test Site (NYUASTS). The UPP results will provide a proof of concept for UTM capabilities and ...
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United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 WASHINGTON – The United States and the United Kingdom today completed the signature of the Air Transport Agreement (the Agreement) between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and Secretary of ...
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Press Release – Federal Guidance to Fly Healthy This Holiday Season

November 12, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON — The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and State have established a new web portal where airline passengers can obtain updated information on how to  Fly Healthy  this holiday season.  The portal walks you through every step of the process: plan your travel; at the airport; aboard ...
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Successful Completion of Drone Pilot Program, Announces New Program Called BEYOND

For Immediate Release October 30, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration ...
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Fact Sheet – Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS)

For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 Contact: Marcia Alexander-Adams Phone: 202-267-3488 Background The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) actively worked to improve runway safety areas (RSAs) at commercial service airports by the end of 2015. The RSA is typically 500 feet wide and extends 1,000 feet beyond each end of the runway. It provides a graded ...
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