Tagged: FAA

Cyber-attack at 35,000ft

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report to congressional requesters titled “FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensures the advancement, safety, and regulation of civil aviation, as well as the development of the air traffic control (ATC) system. They...

Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

On November 7, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a roadmap intended to facilitate the smooth integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). This integration would provide an abundance of new opportunities and uses for UAS while reducing safety risks and current operating costs...

Use of Drones Domestically Could Pose Civil Liberties Issue

The use of unmanned aircraft carrying cameras often referred to as “drones” have been in the news regarding their use in places like Afghanistan and Yemen. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) would like to set up safeguards to protect American’s privacy should drones be used for routine aerial surveillance...