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

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?

AUVSI Rolls out Webinars on Artificial Intelligence, Precision Ag and FAA Regs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting three upcoming webinars in which experts will share their insights and answer questions on a variety of issues in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at [Read More]

AUVSI Announces Host, Keynote Speaker of XPONENTIAL 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has named Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, and Jim Cantore, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, keynote speaker and host, respectively, of XPONENTIAL 2017. The show is taking place at the Kay Bailey [Read More]

What Went Down at the White House’s First UAS Workshop?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

The AUVSI Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI), has released a report on the proceedings of the recent “Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation,” an event co-hosted with the White [Read More]

AUVSI, Aerospace States Association Team Up to Advance UAS Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2016

The Aerospace States Association (ASA), an association of state lieutenant governors, has teamed up with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) in an effort to “help transform the national economy with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).” ASA was formed [Read More]

Obama Signs FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2016

On Friday, July 15, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R.636, the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which extends short-term authorization for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and related revenue authorities through Sept. 30, 2017. Last week, [Read More]

FAA Extension Bill Gets Green Light from House and Senate, Heads to Obama

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2016

The bill, which includes measures for unmanned aircraft systems, awaits the president’s signature before the FAA’s reauthorization deadline this Friday.

UAS Traffic Management Convention Coming to Upstate New York

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2016

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic management (UTM) convention is coming to Upstate New York this November. Taking place Nov. 8-10 at sites across Syracuse and at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, the 2016 UTM Convention is hosted by a partnership [Read More]

Wiley Rein, AUVSI to Speak on UAV Patent Infringement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting a webinar focused on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) patent infringement. Entitled “My Company Has Been Accused of Patent Infringement; What Do I Do Now?,” the webinar will take place at [Read More]

‘Know Before You Fly’ Lays out Site-Traffic Stats Since December 2014 Launch

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2016

The Know Before You Fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign says more than 500,000 unique users have visited its website since the program’s launch in December 2014. With a goal of spreading awareness about the safe and responsible use [Read More]

‘Know Before You Fly’ Announces 35 New Supporters, Including Virginia Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2016

The Know Before You Fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign has announced 35 new supporters, including Virginia Tech, home of one of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites. Know Before You Fly was launched in December [Read More]

Industry Creates Voluntary Best Practices for U.S. Drone Operators

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2016

Led by the NTIA, unmanned aircraft systems stakeholders have come up with voluntary practices for privacy, transparency and accountability.

Small UAV Coalition to Congress: Clock is Ticking to Reauthorize FAA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2016

The coalition warns that the U.S. drone industry “cannot fully develop and thrive under another short-term extension of current FAA authorities.”

Stakeholders Invited to FAA’s Newly Established UAS Advisory Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration is establishing a long-term drone advisory committee to help shape the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, announced the initiative this week at the Association for [Read More]

Amazon Prime Air VP to Keynote at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2016

Gur Kimchi, co-founder and vice president of Amazon Prime Air, will be delivering a keynote at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2016, held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on May 2-5. [Read More]

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2016

According to AUVSI, the legislation’s Senate passage is a “critical milestone” for advancing the commercial and civil drone industry.

Aerial Photography, Inspection Top List of FAA-Approved Business Uses for UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 15, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released an interactive analysis that finds 38 types of business operations have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) commercially in the National Airspace [Read More]

AUVSI Offering Online Networking Solution for XPONENTIAL Attendees

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 14, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has introduced Connect from a2z Inc. as an online networking solution for its upcoming XPONENTIAL 2016 event in New Orleans. AUVSI’s annual trade show and conference is taking place on May 2-5 [Read More]

Flying Drones Over People: Industry’s Recommended Plan of Action

Written by Betsy Lillian on April 07, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration has released to the public what its multidisciplinary aviation rulemaking committee came up with last month.

AUVSI Announces 15 Start-Ups Competing at XPONENTIAL 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2016

Fifteen start-ups in unmanned systems and robotics have been selected as semi-finalists at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2016, taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on May 2-5. In a [Read More]