Michael Huerta

FAA: 300,000 drone owners register online in first month


American drone owners have registered nearly 300,000 unmanned aerial systems online since the Federal Aviation Administration launched its new online system and requirements for registration a month ago, the agency announced.

Airline industry, controllers call for FAA reorganization


The Federal Aviation Administration has failed to deliver on its $20 billion modernization effort, and now industry and the nation's air traffic controllers have had enough.

FAA modernization effort reaches key milestone


The En Route Automation Modernization, or ERAM, program is considered the foundation of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System.

Lawmakers press FAA on modernization


FAA Administrator Michael Huerta is banking on tech initiatives this year to help a skeptical Congress see the value of the agency's modernization efforts.

FAA issues proposed rules for small drone integration


Over the weekend, the agency released its proposed framework for how nonrecreational drones will integrate into the national airspace.

CNN to study drone use for newsgathering


The Federal Aviation Administration has yet to issue its past-due notice of proposed rule-making on small unmanned aircraft systems, but since the new year it has authorized CNN and a few small businesses to legally operate drones.