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President Donald Trump and Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announce Innovative Drone Integration Pilot Program

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today to launch an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions.

Updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Paris Air Show Highlights Aviation Industry’s Innovation, Collaboration

The Paris Air Show has attracted aviation enthusiasts from around the world since it began in 1909. This year, Secretary Chao and I were lucky enough to be among them.

As the eyes of the aviation world once again turned to Le Bourget, countless manufacturers were on hand to unveil their latest and greatest aircraft. It was fantastic to see so many American companies represented, with Boeing and Lockheed Martin making headlines for their most recent innovative jet designs.

But the Paris Air Show isn’t just about innovative technologies. It’s also a unique opportunity for international aviation leaders to come together and discuss the 21st Century challenges we face.

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

Registration Begins on December 21, 2015, First 30 Days are Free


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras.

Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2015
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