Federal Aviation Administration

11:29 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Commercial Drones Coming To Ohio Skies Under Special Exemption

Woolpert gets its small drones from Florida-based manufacturer Altavian.
Credit www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com

Commercial drones could be in Ohio’s skies sooner than expected, because the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Dayton company an exception to the current ban on drones that aren't for government or recreational use.

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12:14 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Congressional Recess Causes FAA Shutdown

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has headed home without authorizing roughly 2.5 billion dollars of construction funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.

As a result, for the next five weeks the FAA can’t collect $1.2 billion in aviation taxes and almost 4,000 furloughed FAA workers are jobless.  The FAA’s web-site Associated General Contractors (AGC) estimates that 70,000 workers in construction and related fields will be affected.