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Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team Announces Latest Initiatives

At a recent meeting of the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), an industry-government partnership formed last summer to address drone safety issues, the group...
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U.S. Air Force Deploys Quadcopter for C-17 Inspection

The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force (CTF) of the U.S. Air Force’s 412th Test Wing recently used a 3D Robotics drone to carry out...

National Business Aviation Association Adds Unmanned Offering

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) says its online “Small UAS Ground School” has been approved for participation in the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional...

Aviation Maintenance School Rolls out UAS Training in Virginia

The Virginia Beach, Va.-based Aviation Institute of Maintenance has rolled out an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training course at two of its Virginia campuses.The...

Louisiana College Adding UAS Simulator to Ag Aviation Training

As part of its agriculture aviation training curriculum, Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) has ordered an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) simulation package from Simlat.In...

FAA Task Force Delivers Proposal for UAS Operations Over People

As planned, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recently established aviation rulemaking committee for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights operated over people has delivered...

R.I. Roundtable Discussion Focuses on Drone Threats to Manned Aircraft

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the potential threats of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and laser pointers to aviation.Congressman...

AOPA Files Commercial UAS Exemption in Support of ‘General Aviation’ Safety

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) says it has filed a Section 333 exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate an...

European Aviation Safety Agency Sets Guidance for Risk-Based UAV Operations

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published what it calls a "technical opinion" on the safe use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in...

Aviation Subcommittee’s LoBiondo, Larsen Name Priorities for UAS Registration

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., and U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., chairman and ranking member of the aviation subcommittee of the U.S. House of...

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