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National Office Week in Review: December 5, 2017

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MOU process with the FAA and demonstrate that their system meets the LAANC requirements. UAS FACILITY MAPS In an effort to improve the quality of Part 107 authorization requests coming into the FAA, the agency is making p ublic the UAS Facility Maps that each terminal facility was asked to complete. The agency has found that absent any guidance on what altitudes may be authorized around airports, proponents are simply requesting 400' AGL for every flight - whether they need it or not. This is leading to a high rate of disapprovals and greatly increased coordination tim e with the affected facilities. With the maps publicly available, it is believed that the proponents will become more precise with their authorization reques ts. The final group of maps is expected to be released on December 7th. The maps can be viewed by clicking here . 14 CFR 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY IN STRUCTIONS Using its existing authority under 14 CFR 99.7 - Special Security Instructions, the FAA has implemented airspace restrictions that apply specifically to UAS. The Agency continues published flight restrictions over several Department of Defense f acilities, restricting UAS flights up to 400' AGL over these facilities. The restrictions apply to all types and purposes of UAS flight operations and remain in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These sites can be viewed on an interactive map by clicki ng here . UAS QUESTIONS As a reminder, any UAS related questions can be addressed to Mr. Weidner and Mr. Richards at .

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