TAG: National Airspace

FAA unveils effort to expand the safe integration of UAVs

February 24, 2016By

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is establishing an aviation rulemaking committee with industry stakeholders to develop recommendations for a regulatory framework that would allow certain UAS to be operated over people who are not directly involved in the operation of the aircraft. The FAA is taking this action to provide a more flexible, performance-based approach for these operations than... read more

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FAA Awards Harris $238M Contract for Weather Support

May 1, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Harris Corporation for an eight-year, single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a potential value of $238 million to design and implement a system that will disseminate real-time, comprehensive weather pictures to all aviation users across the National Airspace System. The Common Support Services–Weather (CSS-Wx) program will help minimize flight delays and cancellations by providing additional... read more