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State Farm Gets FAA Waiver For BVLOS Flight To Aid Hurricane Victims

To assess damage in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence, State Farm has been granted a waiver for drone operations that will be the first of its kind for an insurance company. The FAA waiver combines permissions for two types of operations that are typically tightly restricted: operations ...

UAS Automated Flight Approval Expanding to 500 Airports

The march to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) continues. In early March, the FAA announced that it was expanding beta testing of its automated Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), begun in November, to 300 air traffic ...

New FAA Committee Report Recommends Best Way To Identify Drones

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes today’s release of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)committee report on technology to identify drones in flight, clearing the way for drones to be used in new beneficial ways. The report recommends that ...

President Trump Just Signed Mandatory Drone Registration Back Into Law

Back in May, a US federal court ruled that personal drones don’t need to be registered as part of the FAA’s mandatory drone registration program. That just changed: President Trump just signed a defense policy bill that restores the requirement that all recreational drone owners register ...

CTIA Calls on FAA to Recognize Wireless Networks Offer Best Platform to Support UAS

CTIA, the wireless association, today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to recognize that commercial wireless networks offer the best communications platform to support America's fast-growing drone market. CTIA and the wireless industry are working with policymakers to boost ...

CNN Receives Part 107 Waiver for Operations Over People

CNN has received a first-of-its-kind Part 107 waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over people.  This approval represents an industry milestone, as this new waiver for the first time will enable real-world UAS operations over people. ...

Skyward Approved to Give Commercial Drone Operators Instant Access to Controlled Airspace with LAANC

Skyward, has been approved to give commercial drone operators instant access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program will roll out this fall at CincinnatiInternational ...

Daedalus Drone Services Awarded Airspace Waiver for Commercial Operations in Boston’s Restricted Airspace

After months of review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded Daedalus Drone Services with unprecedented approval to fly in and around Boston. With the waiver, Daedalus Drone Services now offers on-demand commercial drone services throughout the greater Boston area. Without ...

UAS Stakeholders to President Trump: Develop Pilot Program for State and Local Policy Coordination

In a letter to President Trump, stakeholders from throughout the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community – from manufacturers to business users to government officials – urged the creation of a pilot program for state and local governments to work with the FAA to integrate UAS into the skies ...

Automated Airspace Authorization at U.S. Airports Coming This Fall

Fifty airports are preparing to provide LAANC authorization this fall.Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Miami International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, San Jose International, and Reno-Tahoe International, among others, are expected to offer automated authorization in control...