House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith tried hard at a recent hearing to get the Federal Aviation Administration to say when it will issue its rule on commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicle.
Congressional hearings tend to be staid affairs, but some lawmakers recently got to watch a drone take flight — and then crash into the floor.
Frustrated by the FAA's slow progress on congressional directives to improve its certification processes and oversight consistency, industry leaders are urging Congress to readdress those issues in the next reauthorization bill.
This year's work on an FAA reauthorization bill recently kicked off in earnest as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held its first hearing of the year.
Air traffic services company, NATS has signed a safety partnership agreement with ARPAS UK, the trade association that represents the operators and stakeholders within the community of small Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), or drones.
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