Policy & Regulations – Page 40

New Jersey Bill Requires Warrant for Police Usage of UAVs

Posted by UAO Staff on January 07, 2014

The New Jersey state Assembly has approved a bill requiring law enforcement agencies to get a warrant before using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to investigate crimes, according to a report by The Star-Ledger on nj.com. The Star-Ledger notes that the [Read More]

NASA to Work with Virginia Tech at UAS Test Site

Posted by UAO Staff on January 06, 2014

The selection of six unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may have an impact on NASA aeronautics research, especially at two NASA Virginia facilities. NASA says its Langley Research Center in Hampton and Wallops [Read More]

Federal Aviation Administration Unveils Six Sites for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research

Posted by UAO Staff on December 30, 2013

After a 10-month selection process involving 25 proposals from 24 states, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site operators across the U.S. In selecting the six test site operators, the FAA [Read More]

Federal Aviation Administration Debuts Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap

Posted by UAO Staff on November 07, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the much-anticipated first roadmap outlining the efforts needed in order to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. airspace. The roadmap addresses current and future policies, regulations, technologies and procedures that will [Read More]

TML Backs University Bid For Designated FAA Drone Test Site

Posted by UAO Staff on October 17, 2013

The Texas Municipal League (TML) has adopted a resolution supporting the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be named one of six federal unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test sites. The vote was made Friday, [Read More]

FAA Selects University to Test UAS Certification Standards

Posted by UAO Staff on October 06, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is turning to Kansas State University Salina (K-State) to test certification standards for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Under a memorandum of agreement signed by the university and FAA on Aug. 29, K-State will validate [Read More]

Mid-Atlantic States Team Up to Support FAA UAS Integration Effort

Posted by UAO Staff on September 27, 2013

New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia and their leading research universities have signed an agreement stating that they will work collaboratively toward supporting the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research and testing efforts aimed at integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the [Read More]

Officials Hope to Bring UAS Research and Development Facility to North Dakota

Posted by UAO Staff on May 30, 2013

Officials from Grand Forks County, N.D., are finalizing an agreement to develop Grand Sky, a business and technology park that will support all phases of development and operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Construction is anticipated to take place in [Read More]

Canadian Government Helps Fund Development of UAS Center

Posted by UAO Staff on May 17, 2013

The Canadian government has granted C$2.5 million of financial assistance to Aeroport d'Alma to build the infrastructure needed to group all of the activities of the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center of Excellence under one roof. The assistance was awarded [Read More]

Washington State Looking to Land UAS Research and Testing Facility

Posted by UAO Staff on April 25, 2013

Innovate Washington, an agency focused on fostering growth of Washington state's innovation sectors, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are working with 10 other state, county and private industry partners to be selected as one [Read More]