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FAA Administrator Huerta to Address This Year’s UAS Symposium

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced that Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will address the annual FAA UAS Symposium, which is being held March 27-29. The event, taking place at the Hyatt [Read More]

uAvionix Brings Global Maintenance Support to ADS-B UAS Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

uAvionix Corp., a provider of automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) solutions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has partnered with Robotic Skies for installation and maintenance services. Through its global network of aircraft service centers, Robotic Skies will provide sales, [Read More]

DJI Finds FAA’s Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS to be ‘Deeply Flawed’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

In a newly released white paper, drone manufacturer DJI has concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard “far too low” for determining which drones pose the lowest risk to people. The FAA’s 2015 registration task force [Read More]

Saturday Night’s Alright for Flying: The Ins and Outs of Drone Ops in the Dark

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Since the FAA’s Part 107 was announced last summer, many companies have been reaping the benefits of their additional drone waivers, especially for operations taking place beyond the daylight hours.

FAA Changes Tone in Latest ‘Drone Sightings’ Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its latest report on “potential encounters” with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as reported by pilots, air traffic controllers, law enforcement and citizens. The latest data, which covers February through September 2016, reports 1,274 [Read More]

FAA and AUVSI Hosting UAS Symposium in Virginia Next Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are teaming up to host the annual UAS Symposium, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va., on March 27-29. The first FAA [Read More]

FAA, Xcel Energy Partner to Advance UAS for Utility Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

In an effort to research the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for inspecting critical infrastructure, Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The agreement involves using UAS to inspect more than 20,000 miles of [Read More]

How to Move Drone Industry Forward Under New Trump Order

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

The Commercial Drone Alliance has proposed a way to keep the industry thriving under the White House’s recent executive order of “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”

FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee Comes Together for Another Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

According to the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, the committee met to “consider three tasks aimed at gaining a consensus-based set of resolutions for issues regarding the efficiency and safety of integrating UAS into the NAS.”

As Usual, Super Bowl Area is Strict No-Drone Zone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

As in years past, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding the public that the airspace around NRG Stadium in Houston for this year’s Super Bowl is a strict no-drone zone. According to the agency, temporary flight restrictions will prohibit [Read More]