The Los Angeles Rams (formerly the St. Louis Rams) have become the latest National Football League (NFL) team to receive a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for commercial drone operations. According to last week’s granted exemption, [Read More]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) says it has filed a Section 333 exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) commercially. AOPA, which is based in Frederick, Md., says it plans to [Read More]
Of the 3,385 Section 333 exemptions granted to date by the Federal Aviation Administration, a number of them in the most recent string of exemptions belonged to colleges and universities. In February alone, the following have been given the green [Read More]
Topeka, Kan.-based electric utility Westar Energy Inc. has been granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations for infrastructure inspections. Touting itself as the state’s largest electric utility, Westar provides [Read More]
Through its new commercial drone exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Paramus, N.J.-based Bergen Community College says it will be offering educational programs on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Bergen says it is one of only three U.S. community colleges [Read More]
With its own commercial drone exemption for filming during practice, the Dallas Cowboys want to encourage other sports teams to legally get in on the act, too.
Advanced Drone Technologies says it has received a commercial exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for both multi-rotor and fixed-wing drones for a multitude of services. With an initial offering of aerial photography, inspection services and agricultural intelligence, the [Read More]
New York State Electric and Gas Corp. (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA, are evaluating how drones can assist in ensuring safe, reliable service to customers. In late October, NYSEG and RG&E began drone inspections [Read More]
At a House hearing on drone safety, some witnesses brought up the concept of a “tombstone mentality”: We cannot take action to properly regulate UAS only if a tragedy occurs.
The Kroger Co., one of the world’s largest retailers, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate the DJI Inspire 1 for capturing aerial footage. According to the petition for exemption, the company’s [Read More]
Through the giant FAA approval, the Drone as a Service company can now offer “the right platform for any scenario.”
As part of its ‘rapid prototype technology development effort,’ Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Waltham, Mass.-based aerospace/defense company Raytheon Co., has received a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration. The company – which [Read More]
Chicago-based Vortex UAS has been awarded a Section 333 exemption for the commercial use of drones and has signed an agreement to provide PrecisionHawk hardware and software products in the Midwest. Under the exemption, Vortex UAS is authorized to operate [Read More]
Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DAC), a Jacksonville, Fla.-based manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, says Aviation Systems Engineering Co. Inc. (ASEC) has filed an amended Section 333 exemption to operate DAC's WATT-200 electric, tethered drone. According to ASEC's current [Read More]
ArgenTech Solutions Inc. (AgTS) has received a Section 333 exemption to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to assist in the evaluation and inspection of public utilities and infrastructure, as well as for forest fire monitoring and emergency public response. AgTS, [Read More]