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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Says FAA Drone Registration Rules Do Not Apply to “Model Aircraft”

On May 19, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its opinion in the case Taylor v. Huerta, Case No. 15-1495. The court concluded that the drone registration rules that the Federal Aviation Administration promulgated … Continue reading

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Santa Monica City Council Votes, Once Again, To Close Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO)

On August 23, 2016, the Santa Monica California City Council unanimously approved a resolution to reduce flights and close the Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) by July 1, 2018. This is not the first time the City Council has taken … Continue reading

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Drones in the News This Week

Regulation of drones by the FAA tops the coverage of drone activity this week. Appearing before the House Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whittaker said that the FAA will finalize its small drone (under 55 lbs) rule sometime in … Continue reading

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Drones Once Again Top Aviation News

Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that he would introduce a bill that would force drone manufacturers to implement technology that would keep “unmanned aerial vehicles” (#UAV) or “unmanned aerial systems” (#UAS) or “drones” as everyone else calls them away from … Continue reading

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FAA Announces New Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulations

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced on a Sunday, February 15, 2015, conference call that the FAA would publish its long-awaited proposed regulations for commercial use of small drones. Copy of NPRM: http://1.usa.gov/1yGVSD5 Copy of … Continue reading

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Judge Dismisses the City of Santa Monica’s Action Regarding the Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

Judge John F. Walter of the Central District of California granted the Federal Aviation Administration’s Motion to Dismiss the City of Santa Monica’s lawsuit regarding whether the City had to continue to operate the airport as an airport.  (Download a … Continue reading

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Aviation/Airport Stories We Are Following for the Week of August 19 – 23, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013. More Fallout and Analysis of the AMR/US Airways Merger Antitrust Lawsuit. First the fallout: Teamsters, seeking to organize employees of American Airlines drop their effort blaming the lawsuit.  http://bit.ly/16CDUZU At the same time US Airways CEO … Continue reading

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