Tagged: federal aviation administration

Little Rock Airport Gets $5.9M Grant for Improvements

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:33 am

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a $5.9 million grant to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock to rehabilitate the taxiway at Adams Field.

FAA Contemplating Whether Millions of Drones Will Fill Skies

by Associated Press 9/16/2016 11:51 am

So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials said Friday they wonder if there will eventually be millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation's skies.

A Big Boost for Drones in Business (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/30/2016 1:44 pm

If you've ever thought about using drones for your business, now is the time to start.

Preparing for the Drone Revolution (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Drone law is still in flux, so it’s important to understand both the current legal framework and where the law is headed.

Drones: Farmers’ Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

FAA Delay Costing Little Rock's ArkUAV Firm

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The FAA Reform & Reauthorization Act of 2012 required the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aircraft systems — drones — into U.S. airspace by 2015, but that deadline has come and gone and the agency still hasn’t issued clear and final rules regarding commercial drones.

Little Rock's Clinton National Airport Looks Beyond Passengers for Revenue

by George Waldon 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport is holding its own in the face of declining passenger counts. While that downward trend continued to cut into revenue from landing fees and parking, the state’s largest airport more than made up for it in other areas.

Plan to Spin Off Air Traffic Control Generates Turbulence

by Associated Press 2/2/2016 11:32 am

A Republican House committee chairman is launching a push this week to take away control of the air traffic control system from the government and hand it to a nonprofit corporation directed by the airlines, airports, labor unions and others.

Aircraft Interior Solutions Awaits FAA Review of Innovative Seat

by George Waldon 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A small company in North Little Rock is poised for expansion thanks in part to an innovative passenger seat undergoing review by the Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA Proposes $2M Fine Against Chicago Drone Operator

by Associated Press 10/6/2015 11:25 am

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission.

Ozarka College Receives FAA Approval for Pilot Program

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 6:49 am

Ozarka College has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its professional pilot program.

United Continental Flights Delayed After Computer Glitch

by Associated Press 7/8/2015 11:10 am

United said it was recovering from a "network connectivity issue" and restoring regular flight operations. It is the second time in two months that the carrier has been hit by major technical issues.

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Starts $1.8 Million in Construction Projects

by Mark Friedman 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport will begin several construction projects this month that are worth a total of $1.84 million.

Agri-Drones Await Final FAA Rules

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Two recent webinars hosted by a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture focused on the legal framework behind deploying drones for agricultural use.

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.