FAA’s Motion Picture UAS Decision a Good First Step

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on FAA’s decision to permit limited use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to produce motion pictures

ADS-B Infrastructure: On Time, On Budget, On the Job

The Department of Transportation Inspector General’s report on issues surrounding the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system fails to state the obvious, that the infrastructure necessary to implement ADS-B is on time, on budget and on the job.  It is imperative that to improve our air transportation system and to enhance safety for future generations, the aviation industry, operators and government must all do their part to make NextGen a success.

Europe Decides Against Volcanic Ash Standards for Jet Engines

Author: George Novak

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced on July 30 it would not seek to regulate turbine engines to meet volcanic ash airworthiness requirements. Instead, the agency will continue to work with operators to ensure that flights conducted following volcanic eruptions avoid visible ash clouds. This is an important outcome for manufacturers and operators, both of which argued that development and circulation of new airworthiness standards regarding volcanic ash ingestion would be problematic.

AIA Joins World Civil Aviation Organizations in Advancing Fuel Efficiency and Reducing Emissions

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the new collaborative climate action goals

Moving Toward Rational FAA Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Author: Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO, AIA

Even though Congress has mandated a deadline in 2015 for integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. airspace, that deadline will probably not be met. However, increasing attention from many sources outside the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is focused on how safety concerns will be addressed.