Tagged: federal aviation administration

FAA Adds Urban Studies to Review of Drone Regulations

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The Federal Aviation Administration’s review of proposed regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles took a promising turn for operators last week when the FAA said it was adding several studies to better measure the use of the devices.

Farmers’ Use Of Drones Up In The Air

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

In the ongoing conflict between conventional agriculture and emerging technologies, some innovations are finding favor while others confront hurdles.

Conway Hopes To Lure Business to New Airport at Cantrell Field

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Nearly six months after the opening of the new Conway municipal airport, the facility is already buzzing with activity. The planners behind the project have also set their sights on the next steps to grow its role in the state and attract business.

Agreement Puts Drones Closer to Sky

by Sean Beherec 1/19/2015 12:00 am

A cooperative agreement announced last week between the Federal Aviation Administration and CNN for the company to use unmanned aircraft for news gathering has some operators hopeful for the future.

Arkansas Bill Would Restrict Drones on Private Land

by Associated Press 1/16/2015 7:42 am

Using a drone to fly above private property and take pictures without permission would be a crime under a bill filed in the Arkansas Legislature.

Grants Awarded for Upgrades at 8 Arkansas Airports

by Associated Press 9/17/2014 3:17 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports.

FAA to Award $1.2M to Arkansas Airports

by Associated Press 8/15/2014 11:48 am

The Federal Aviation Administration will give $1.2 million in grants to five Arkansas airports for facility upgrades and expansions.

Fort Smith, Rogers Airports Get Sizable FAA Grants

by Lee Hogan 8/12/2014 11:04 am

The Fort Smith Regional Airport and the Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport are the recipients of two grants, totaling more than $8 million, that will go toward upgrades at each facility.

In Arkansas, Drones Take Place of News Choppers

by Luke Jones 4/21/2014 12:00 am

The days of the humble news chopper are waning. It’s now cheaper, easier and more effective to shoot stories with drones. News stations are adapting to this change in different ways. Some are hiring freelancers with access to the technology.

Two Airport Projects in El Dorado Gain Approval

by Luke Jones 11/11/2013 12:00 am

Two building projects to expand and renovate parts of the South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado were approved last week. One involves the $1.6 million construction of a new hangar at the airport. The second project involves renovation of the airport’s terminal.