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Jan 8, 2015

The FAA released guidance to the law enforcement community explaining the legal framework for the agency’s oversight of aviation safety in the U.S., including UAS operations. The guidance describes how UAS and model aircraft can be operated legally, and the options for legal enforcement actions against unauthorized or unsafe UAS operators. The document also discusses the law enforcement community’s vital role in deterring, detecting and investigating unsafe operations.

Small Unmanned Aircraft
Nov 27, 2014

New Yorkers in the near future could one day eat Thanksgiving in Los Angeles and then fly back home before their turkey digests. A supersonic passenger jet dubbed the N+2 has been designed by US global aerospace engineers at Lockheed Martin and is intended to make commercial flights from NY to LA in just 2.5 hours, the Daily Mail reports.

Artists Rendering Lockheed Martin Supersonic Jet
Nov 20, 2014

People who drive near Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and the Joint Reserve Base in west Fort Worth are used to seeing F-16s or F-35s take off into the sky. Now they may see one suspended in midair. That’s because Lockheed has received government approval to begin hover maneuvers as part of test flights for F-35B aircraft being built for the Marines with vertical landing capability.

F-35B Fighter
Nov 19, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration has finished implementing its “NextGen” project for North Texas, with the goal to speed up air traffic into and out of the area’s airports, the agency said Wednesday. It said the system “will deliver more on-time flights for passengers while reducing pollution by thousands of metric tons each year.”

Nov 19, 2014

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The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a new ruling stating that drones are, in fact, aircraft, and it's rattling America's fledgling drone industry. The NTSB ruling means there could be fines for anyone operating a drone in a manner that the Federal Aviation Administration deems reckless or careless, reports CBS News transportation correspondent Jeff Pegues.

Unmanned Aircraft System
Oct 27, 2014

Tens of thousands of people flocked to north Fort Worth Sunday for the second and final day of the Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, an annual extravaganza of fast-flying jets, acrobatic pilots, extreme parachutists and other entertainers.

2014 Alliance Air Show
Oct 27, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been ranked among the Top 10 Universities Offering Degrees in UAS (unmanned aerial systems) by Development Counselors International.

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, TX
Oct 24, 2014

DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's 11th annual Aviation & Transportation Career Expo attracted more than 3,000 students interested in learning about potential careers in the aviation and transportation fields.

2014 DFW Career Expo nctaviationcareers.com
Oct 20, 2014

Orlando, FL, Oct. 19, 2014 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), through NBAA Charities, offers a wide range of scholarships that support young people seeking careers in business aviation. This week at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), ...recipients will be recognized at a press conference on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. in the Orange County Convention Center.

Oct 13, 2014

Around 7:51 a.m. Monday, Southwest Airlines Flight 1013 left Kansas airspace and entered history.

The two-hour flight from Dallas Love Field to Denver was the first airline flight to take advantage of Monday’s end to the Wright amendment. It flew into Colorado, a state that for nearly 35 years was off-limits to nonstop service from Love Field.

Wright Amendment Repeal

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