FAA’s unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) registration task force, which began its work Tuesday, has until Nov. 20 to come up with recommendations on how consumers should register small UAS and what products should be excluded.
The Quebec government will make a $1 billion cash investment in Bombardier that will allow the Montreal manufacturer to take its new CSeries aircraft through certification to full production, Bombardier announced Thursday.
Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) said air traffic controllers changed landing direction for more than 20 flights into Warsaw Chopin Airport on July 20 after a Lufthansa crew on approach reported a near-miss with an unmanned aircraft.
United Airlines has invested $30 million for a stake in renewable fuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy in a deal that could see the carrier buy 90 million gallons a year of jet fuel made from municipal waste.
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed findings that aircraft emissions contribute to climate change and endanger public health has launched a regulatory process that could culminate in the US adopting a tighter carbon-dioxide standard for aircraft than those currently under discussion by ICAO.
With 69 exemptions granted, but 771 petitions still in the queue at the end of March, FAA is moving to streamline its process for approving low-risk commercial unmanned-aircraft operations under Section 333 legislation.
The fifth and final test vehicle for the initial CS100 version of Bombardier’s CSeries airliner has begun flying, but additional aircraft will be used in the test program in a bid to meet the target of certification toward the end of the year.
In a sign of the increasing maturity of Bombardier’s CSeries airliner, the first test aircraft for the stretched, 135-seat CS300 variant flew for about five hours on its maiden flight from Mirabel, near Montreal, Feb. 27.