More funds should be given to FAA and Transport Canada for UAS regulation at airports, says report

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US Congress and the Canadian government should appropriate more funds to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada when it comes to regulating UAS activity, according to a new report. The recommendations were included in the Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports’ report on UAS integration, detection, identification, and mitigation in and around airports. The Task Force was jointly commissioned in April 2019 by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). It also recommended that both legislative bodies extend UAS interdiction authority to trained state, provincial and local law enforcement
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CAA appoints new director of safety and airspace regulation

The UK CAA has appointed Rob Bishton as its new group director of safety and airspace regulation. It follows a global recruitment process, including both internal and external candidates. The regulator detailed how Bishton has been at the CAA since 2014 and is currently head of flight operations and a member of the Safety and Airspace Regulation’s senior leadership team. His experience includes being former operations director at Fastjet and as a commercial pilot with over 10,000 flying hours. He will take up his new post on November 6 and will assume accountability for all the CAA's safety and airspace
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