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The European Commission is set to roll out regulations governing commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) use in European airspace. The Commission is expected to follow guidelines laid out in the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) recently released conceptual regulatory model for integrating UAS into the European airspace.

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(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a public outreach campaign for the National Capital Region around Washington, D.C. to reinforce the message that the District of Columbia and cities and towns within a 15-mile radius of Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport are a No Drone Zone. 

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The Wall Street Journal reports that a new study by the Congressional Research Service - the public policy research arm of the United States Congress - suggests a privatized air traffic control operator may lack the legal authority to carry out basic functions such as regulating safety or levying fees.

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The FAA announced a new initiative this week to explore next steps in UAS operations beyond what is allowed under a proposed rule that would establish a framework for commercial drone operations.

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The research firm conducting the annual general aviation survey for the FAA sent the following message to HAI members. "Please help us provide accurate information on aviation activity and aviation safety. The 37th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2014 is underway, and we need your help."

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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments this week in a trio of cases challenging EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants.

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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta appeared Tuesday, April 14, before the Senate Commerce Committee and told lawmakers that when it comes to restructuring his agency, he's all for having that discussion - but the discussion needs to be based on facts.

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The Obamacare tax on expensive high price health care benefits at first glance is 40 percent. But, if you look closer, the true rate is much higher -- more like 61 percent -- due to often-missed quirks in how the tax works.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its proposed Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) (“Small Drones”) rule in the Federal Register on February 23, 2015. Comments on the proposed rule are due to the FAA by Friday, April 24, 2008, and can be submitted electronically through www.regulations.gov, the federal rulemaking portal.

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The “summary grant” process the Federal Aviation Administration used last week to issue 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is another example of how the agency is using a flexible regulatory approach to accommodate this rapidly evolving technology.

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