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New Year Reflections: Shhh, Don’t Say ‘Drone’

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

It’s now 2017. Have we gone beyond the days of avoiding the word “drone” – versus “UAS” or “UAV” – in the commercial and civil industry?

Federally Approved Ping200S Transponder Ready for UAV Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 03, 2017

uAvionix Corp. says its Ping200S Mode S transponder with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Weighing just 50 grams, the transponder’s power consumption is low enough to be powered by battery pack for [Read More]

Drone Registration Celebrates First Birthday: How Has it Fared?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Over the past year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency’s system has registered a whopping 616,000 drone owners.

Kansas State Polytechnic: Five Reminders for UAS Hobbyists

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

With unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) expected to be a popular gift item this holiday season and beyond, the UAS program at Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is offering five essential tips to help hobbyists fly safely. According to the university, [Read More]

FAA Recognizes Denver International Airport for UAS Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recognized Denver International Airport (DEN) with a 2016 Regional Administrator Aviation Partnership Award for the airport’s partnership and work with the agency’s NextGen and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) programs. This fall, DEN partnered with [Read More]

Transport Canada Takes Steps Toward Growing Drone Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Transport Canada is moving forward with a number of safety initiatives for drones. Kate Young, member of Parliament for London West and parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport, on behalf of Minister Marc Garneau, has outlined concrete steps that [Read More]

Unmanned Safety Institute Links up with Airborne Law Enforcement Association

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2016

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a provider of flight safety education and remote pilot training and certification, has partnered with the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), a nonprofit that aims to advance the safe and effective use of aircraft by [Read More]

Flying Drones Beyond Line of Sight: How Can You Mitigate Risks?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

According to new research from PrecisionHawk, technology assistance is critical for operators make the safety case for UAS flights taking place beyond the visual line of sight.

New System Provides Instant Authentication of a Drone’s Identity

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

Through a partnership with DigiCert, AirMap has rolled out Drone ID: technology that will enable instant authentication of an unmanned aircraft system’s (UAS) identity via a digital certificate. According to AirMap, the first-of-its-kind system is a major step forward for [Read More]

Giving a Drone for the Holidays? State DOT Offers Helpful Gift Tag

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 09, 2016

In anticipation for the large number of drones expected to be sold this holiday season, the aviation division of North Carolina’s Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has put together a printable tag that can be included with gifted drones to be [Read More]