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]
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.”
The next meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will be held Jan. 31 at the University of Nevada in Reno. Last year, the FAA established the long-term DAC in an effort to help shape the [Read More]
“We have to approach our challenges with the same kind of creativity and open-mindedness that is fueling the drone revolution,” said Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, at last week’s CES 2017.
According to the OIG, the Federal Aviation Administration, rather than “proactively identifying and mitigating risks,” is taking a “reactive approach to UAS oversight.”
Since its Part 107 rules went into effect at the end of August, the FAA has green-lighted a number of approvals for nighttime drone operations, as well as a few other types.
The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program on Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is providing professionals one last opportunity in 2016 to obtain a remote pilot in command (RPIC) certification. In response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 rule, [Read More]
Last week in Washington, D.C., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened the first meeting of its Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST). According to the FAA, the group, which was established in August at the White House’s Drone Day, includes a [Read More]
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), which serves approximately 195,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is now offering Part 107 remote pilot test preparation through UAV Ground School (UAVGS). Recently appointed to the Federal Aviation [Read More]
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International Inc., has been accepted as a training provider to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Team (FAASTeam) Program. USI has also made available its Small UAS Safety Ground School course [Read More]
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]
The inaugural meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) took place on Friday, Sept. 16, in Washington, D.C. According to a summary from the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) – which was charged [Read More]
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the members of its long-term drone advisory committee (DAC), which will hold a public meeting in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16. Held at 9:00 a.m. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, [Read More]
Regulations for the non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) officially took effect today, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it has several processes in place to help users take advantage of the rules, formally known as Part [Read More]
American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), a not-for-profit national insurance advisory organization, has announced new filings of Unmanned Aircraft Liability Coverage forms and rules in its Agricultural General Liability Program (AgGL) in response to consumer demand for unmanned aircraft systems [Read More]
The bill, which includes measures for unmanned aircraft systems, awaits the president’s signature before the FAA’s reauthorization deadline this Friday.
In a letter to U.S. House and Senate committee leaders, the Small UAV Coalition is urging the passage of several unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)-related provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) upcoming reauthorization. “While stakeholders from across the aviation sector [Read More]