When we previously wrote about the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, there was a deadline set at the end of September. Just before the deadline, Congress approved a six-month extension of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) taxes to give lawmakers more time to debate contentious, long-term airline policies. It is now set to expire on March 31, 2018, which will give legislators more time to assess items such as air-traffic control management and pilot training.
FAA reauthorization bills were passed earlier this year by the House and Senate committees, which included UAS-related provisions. The authorization will be renewed for four more years, at least, if it is renewed. We will keep you updated on its status as it moves forward.