UAV Safety – Page 8

NASA is Rolling out a Big UAS Demo in Nevada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Next Wednesday, NASA will be flying five unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to test planning, tracking and alerting capabilities of its UAS traffic management (UTM) research platform. During the test, two of the drones will fly beyond the visual line of [Read More]

FAA Sends out Drone Notice for Hurricane Matthew

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 07, 2016

In light of Hurricane Matthew, the Federal Aviation Administration is cautioning unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators to take notice of any upcoming flight restrictions. According to an email notice from the agency, because of the significant recovery efforts the storm [Read More]

Bill Penalizing UAVs Over ‘Critical’ Infrastructure Advances in Pa.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 03, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved a measure that would penalize unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators for flying their aircraft over certain facilities in Pennsylvania, according to bill sponsor Sen. David G. Argall, R-Schuylkill/Berks. S.B.1323 – which was amended [Read More]

Illinois School Rolls out Two-Day UAS Education Course

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is rolling out a two-day course on how to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Taking place in Murphysboro at the Transportation Education Center at the Southern Illinois Airport, [Read More]

Nokia Gets to Work on UAV Traffic Management System

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Nokia has announced its support for what it says is Europe’s first dedicated testing facility for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for traffic management. The facility, located at Twente Airport (near Enschede in the Netherlands), will enable Nokia [Read More]

New Hampshire City Mulls Cemetery UAV Restrictions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

The City of Claremont, N.H., is looking to implement a policy that would keep consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from flying over cemeteries. According to coverage from the Eagle Times, the Claremont City Council will vote on Oct. 12 to [Read More]

DARPA Sets out to Develop Tracking Tech for UAS in Large Cities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its Aerial Dragnet program, which seeks new technologies to provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operating below 1,000 feet in large cities. DARPA says [Read More]

MITRE Reveals Winners of Counter-UAS Technology Challenge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2016

The MITRE Corp., a nonprofit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government, has announced the winners of its Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Challenge on Sept. 8. Eight finalists competed in one or more of [Read More]

Insurance Company Rolls Out New Drone CGL Coverage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2016

General Star Management Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Reinsurance Corp., has announced the availability of commercial general liability (CGL) coverage specifically designed to protect manufacturers, distributors and operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In addition, contingent coverage for [Read More]

Commercial Drone Pilot Training Kicking off at Kansas State Polytechnic

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems program (UAS) to now include a weeklong course centered on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new Part 107 regulations. The course, designed to prepare professionals for remote pilot in [Read More]