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Dan Elwell Steps in as Acting FAA Admin

Yesterday, Daniel K. Elwell, FAA deputy administer, was named acting administrator of the FAA after Michael Huerta’s departure from the helm on Saturday at midnight, and after seven years with the agency. Elwell became Deputy in June 2017 and will serve for five years as admin if asked to man the post permanently and is approved by the Senate.

Jan 10, 2018 11:08:25 AM

Topics: FAA, Trump

Trump Reinstates the FAA’s Drone Registration Requirement with 2018 Defense Bill

Yesterday, President Trump signed a sweeping defense policy bill for 2018, which included reinstating the requirement for recreational drone users to once again register their drones between 0.55 and 55 pounds. In May this year, a D.C. circuit judge determined the Federal Aviation Administration didn’t have the authority to enforce this rule, citing a 2012 aviation law, which states model aircraft cannot be regulated by the FAA and argued the recreational use of drones is considered the use of a model aircraft.

Dec 13, 2017 11:13:40 AM

Topics: Drones, FAA regulations, FAA, Trump