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OIG Audits FAA on Drone Waivers, Calls for Eight Actions

In a newly released audit of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) waiver process, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has...

AviSight Picks Up ABS Certification for Drone Rig Inspections

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has awarded AviSight Inc., a provider of...

New Parrot Bluegrass Fields Offers End-to-End Drone Ag Solution

Parrot has announced a new end-to-end agriculture drone solution dubbed Parrot Bluegrass Fields.Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together...

AUVSI’s New Trusted Operator Program Gives Extra ‘Seal of Approval’ for Remote Pilots

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has launched the Trusted Operator Program (TOP), a new certification program available to remote pilots and...

Delair Scoops Up Airware Assets

Delair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, has announced an agreement to acquire the key assets of recently shut-down Airware.Delair says the deal, whose...

DJI Condemns ‘Agenda-Driven’ Drone-Plane Collision Study

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) in Ohio recently conducted tests to explore the potential impact of a midair collision between a drone...

DJI Rolls out Phantom 4 RTK Surveying Drone

DJI has announced the global rollout of the Phantom 4 RTK, a high-precision drone designed for surveying, mapping and inspection.According to DJI, a real-time kinematic...

Drones Inspect U.S.’ First Offshore Wind Farm

Deepwater Wind recently carried out drone inspections at its Block Island Wind Farm, the U.S.' first operating offshore wind facility.The unmanned aircraft system (UAS)...

FAA Reauthorization Signed into Law With Key UAS Provisions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it is "ready to get to work" on the provisions of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, which was signed...

Drone Groups Give Blessing to FAA Reauthorization, Now OK’d by Congress

Expecting the legislation to further the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, drone industry groups are encouraging President Donald Trump to sign into law...

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