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Drone Presence Boosted at Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 18, 2015

A record number of manufacturers, service companies and other industry supporters of drones are participating in the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) upcoming Unmanned Systems Marketplace at CES 2016. On Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, a record 27 exhibitors – up [Read More]

Will Drone Registration Plus Better Enforcement Equal Fewer Bad Eggs?

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on December 17, 2015

According to a Connecticut senator, mandatory UAS registration is a step in the right direction, but the FAA needs to make sure more reckless operators face the consequences of their actions.

FAA Releases Fact Sheet to Clarify State/Local Drone Laws

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 17, 2015

As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) laws continue to be proposed at the local level, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided a new fact sheet on state and local regulation of UAS in order to provide information for states and [Read More]

Amazon Now One of More Than 50 ‘Know Before You Fly’ Supporters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 17, 2015

Know Before You Fly has announced more than 20 companies, associations and government organizations that have signed on to the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safety campaign, spearheaded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of [Read More]

Tulsa Station Using FAA-Approved Drones to Enhance News Coverage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 16, 2015

Through a Section 333 exemption to Cox Media Group stations, FOX23 of Tulsa, Okla., says it has become the first station in the city to launch a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved drone for newsgathering. FOX23 says it has already used [Read More]

LightSpeed Holds Drone Pitch Competition for Aerospace Start-Ups

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 16, 2015

LightSpeed Innovations says it has produced the first-ever drone pitch event, which took place at the International Drone Expo (IDE) in Los Angeles on Dec. 11. The IDE 2015 Drone Pitch Competition, open to anyone domestically and internationally who is [Read More]

Vancouver Airport Authority Kicks off New Drone Safety Effort

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 16, 2015

With retail drone sales expected to soar during the holiday season, Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) says it is teaming up with aviation partners to launch a drone safety campaign aimed at highlighting the risks associated with flying unmanned aircraft near [Read More]

WATT-200 Tethered Drone OK’d by FAA for Newsgathering Organization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2015

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DAC), a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, says its WATT-200 tethered drone has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for commercial operations by a major news organization. DAC says the WATT-200 is [Read More]

Unmanned & Manned Aviation Industries Weigh in on Registration Rulemaking

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2015

Stakeholders from both parties have expressed concerns with the agency’s imposing a $5.00 fee for UAS registrants.

TotaLand Launches Fenstermaker-Designed Aeromapper Talon UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2015

Consulting firm C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates LLC recently announced the completion and field implementation of a custom-designed Aeromapper Talon drone, which is now being used by TotaLand Technologies LLC, a wholly owned Fenstermaker subsidiary specializing in software for landmen. [Read More]