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Ed Wytkind Discusses Drones on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing the importance of drone registration on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. In a recent press release about FAA drone registration, TTD examines the connection between irresponsible drone use and safety threats to commercial aircraft and […]

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FAA Drone Registration Requirement an Important First Step

Washington, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issues this statement in response to the announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it will require the registration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones: “We are pleased the FAA has taken an important first step in improving […]

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We Said Go Slow on Drones. We Weren’t Kidding

By Ed Wytkind

Do you think it’s a problem when a commercial aircraft has to climb unexpectedly to avoid a drone or when drones get in the way of first responders who are at the scene of an emergency? In May, a passenger plane nearly collided with a drone, or unmanned aircraft system (UAS), as it was making […]

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TTD Calls for Strong Safety Standards for Drone Integration

Under this NPRM, FAA creates new 14 CFR part 107 to regulate the operation of non-recreational small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in the NAS; the certification of sUAS operators; and the requirements of the small unmanned aircrafts. Finding that sUAS are capable of safely operating in the NAS, FAA proposes this rulemaking in accordance with the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and begins the integration of small commercial UAS into our nation’s airspace.

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AINonline on TTD’s Drone Safety Stance

As published by Robert P. Mark in AINonline.   Transportation Trades Group Speaks Out on Drone Safety The Transportation Trades Division (TTD) of the AFL–CIO will not endorse commercial operations of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) until “the necessary FAA safety standards are in place ensuring one level of safety for any type of aircraft or […]

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FleetOwner on TTD’s 2015 Transportation Agenda

As published by Sean Kilcarr in Fleet Owner.   Groups lay out transportation agenda items for 2015 A variety of groups, from unions to safety-themed organizations, laid out their transportation agendas for the rest of the year – especially where highway funding and electronic logging devices (ELDs) are concerned. The primary focus of the Transportation Trades […]

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Transportation Labor Sets Comprehensive 2015 Agenda

ATLANTA, GA—The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and its 32 affiliated unions waded into every major transportation policy debate in Washington and focused on expanding transportation investments, reforming safety policy, protecting workers’ rights, and rejecting job-killing trade policies. “2015 must be the year when we break the stalemate on funding our badly deteriorated transportation system […]

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Air Safety Rules Should Dictate Use of Commercial Drones

The integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or “drones,” into our nation’s airspace has received much attention in recent months. Striking the right balance between the absolute necessity of maintaining existing safety levels in the National Airspace System (NAS), the potential value of UAS to the economy, and the need for regulations that encompass the […]

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