Sep 21, 2016

Congress Approves FAA Extension through September 30, 2017

Congress passed HR 636, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization act of 2016, sending the legislation to the President days before the current authorization would have expired.  In addition to extending FAA programs through September 30, 2017, the bipartisan deal aims to streamline processes for agency approval of unmanned aircraft use during emergencies. The legislation will direct the FAA to establish a comprehensive and strategic framework to identify and address cybersecurity risks to the aviation system. For text of the FAA extension, click here.