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Drone Federalism Act Would Bring Regulation to Local Level

Once again, a proposed bill is attempting to bring the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) down to the local level. The bipartisan legislation,...
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The New DJI Spark Drone: ‘It Truly Feels Like Magic’

Today in New York City, DJI introduced its newest drone, the DJI Spark, a palm-size, $500 aircraft capable of being controlled by a user’s...
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Boston Drone Developer Looks to ‘Expand the Possibilities’ of Precision Ag

American Robotics, a Boston-based drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.The round was led by angel investors and...
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FAA Drone Registration for Hobbyists Vacated by Federal Appeals Court

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) violated the FAA...
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Virginia Cuts Ribbon on 3,000-Foot UAS Runway

When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe took the stage on the last day of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s XPONENTIAL in Dallas last...
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UAV Carries out Extensive Inspection of Railroad Truss Bridge

Two teams of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators from AirShark and Unmanned Experts recently came together to conduct a complete, detailed inspection of New York...
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GIS Company Wins UAV Job at Mississippi Airport

GEO Jobe has inked Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to conduct unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mapping on designated airport lands in Mississippi.Founded in 1999,...
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Unmanned Safety Institute and DJI Offer ‘Turnkey Solution’ for Drone Education

In an effort to help students prepare for careers in the growing drone industry, the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has formed a new partnership...
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Start-Up Touts First FAA Approval for Spraying Drone Swarm

Cleantech start-up DroneSeed has received what it says is the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to deliver agricultural payloads with multiple drones, or...
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Federal Highway Administration Seeks Info on Drones for Inspecting Bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is looking into the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for inspecting bridges.According to...

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