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Strat Aero Raises $1.9M to Support Integrated UAV Operations

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UAO Staff on Oct 16, 2015

Strat Aero PLC, an international aerospace company focused on the rapidly emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sector, says it has raised 1.28 million British pounds ($1.9 million) to support its roll-out of integrated global UAV operations. Strat Aero is based [Read More]

FAA Proposes $1.9M Penalty Against UAS Company for ‘Unauthorized Operations’

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UAO Staff on Oct 06, 2015

The agency alleges that Chicago-based SkyPan International conducted 65 drone flights between 2012 and 2014 that endangered the safety of the National Airspace System.

Association of Air Medical Services Proposes Requirements for UAV Operations

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UAO Staff on Sep 29, 2015

Although there has been much attention on the potential dangers drones present to commercial airlines, there are many more segments of the aviation community that may be affected by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations, according to the Association of Air [Read More]

FAA Speaks out on UAS Operations at Wildfires

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UAO Staff on Jul 29, 2015

Following recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple [Read More]

Grand Sky UAS Park Goes with VirtualAirBoss for Operations Management

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UAO Staff on Jul 22, 2015

The Grand Sky unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business and aviation park in Grand Forks, N.D., has chosen the VirtualAirBoss (VAB) to help manage UAS flight operations. VAB, developed by SmartC2, is a browser-based solution designed to securely manage complex aviation [Read More]

Delair-Tech Adds 3G Connectivity for BVLOS Drone Operations

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UAO Staff on Jul 16, 2015

France-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company Delair-Tech has signed a partnership with Telefonica Business Solutions, a provider of integrated communication solutions, to connect the DT18 and DT26X drones to a 3G network. With an embedded Telefonica 3D SIM card, Delair-Tech [Read More]

Joint Venture Launching Cloud-Based Operations Platform for Drones

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UAO Staff on Jun 05, 2015

North Dakota companies Aerobotic Innovations LLC and Packet Digital LLC have together formed Botlink LLC to launch a cloud-based operations platform for drones. The joint venture, which is using the current Botlink branding, plans to raise $15 million to launch [Read More]

Yamaha OK’d for Remotely Piloted Precision Ag Operations

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UAO Staff on May 12, 2015

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. was recently granted a commercial exemption to operate its RMAX remotely piloted helicopter for precision agriculture purposes in the U.S. Yamaha Motor is a global provider of a wide range of recreational, commercial and industrial products, [Read More]

NASA Calls Off UAS Airspace Operations Challenge

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UAO Staff on Jan 15, 2015

NASA says it has canceled its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airspace Operations Challenge (AOC) because of costs and ‘unanticipated technical and operational issues.’ Through its Centennial Challenges Program, NASA had planned to host a competition where groups would meet at [Read More]

FAA Green-Lights More Commercial UAS Operations

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UAO Staff on Jan 06, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted two more regulatory exemptions for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations, including the first for real estate photography. The agency gave the exemptions to Douglas Trudeau of Tierra Antigua Realty of Tucson, Ariz., [Read More]