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Reform to 1,500 Hour Rule Needed in Long-Term FAA Bill

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Commerce, Science and transportation Committee, expressing support for S.1405, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017, and urging lawmakers to retain the Thune Amendment, […]

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UAS Integration Pilot Program Launched

On Thursday, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the Drone Integration Pilot Program. The program follows a directive from President Donald Trump to initiate a pilot program to safely test and validate advanced operations through various partnerships across the country. […]

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NASAO Commends Principles of UAS Integration Pilot Program

On Wednesday the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Transportation to establish an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program to test advanced drone operations in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. NASAO […]

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WV Governor Proclaims October GA Appreciation Month

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has proclaimed October 2017 as WV 2017 GA Proclamation, citing that GA and local airports play a critical role in the lives of the state’s citizens, businesses, communities throughout the state. Robby Queen, Acting Director […]

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Congress Passes FAA Extension Bill

With only two days before the FAA’s authorization was set to expire on September 30th, Congress managed to approve a six-month FAA extension bill, avoiding a partial shutdown of the agency. The first attempt to pass a six-month extension bill […]

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Short-Term FAA Extension Bill Fails in the House

On Monday evening, the House attempted to pass a six-month FAA Extension bill that also included hurricane relief funds. The bill, H.R. 3284, was considered under suspension of the rules and required a two-thirds vote. It failed on a 171-245 […]

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NASAO Elects New Officers, Regional Directors for 2018

Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) elected new officers and regional directors for the coming year during its 86th Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Point Clear, Alabama last week. Ronnie Mitchell, Aviation Division Director […]

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NASAO Announces Veracity Engineering as Newest Business Partner

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has announced that Veracity Engineering has joined NASAO as its newest Business Partner. “We’re very pleased to welcome Veracity Engineering as a business partner,” said NASAO President and CEO Mark Kimberling. “They are a […]

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