FAA & Drone Laws 33 results

Harris Corporation and PrecisionHawk Launch LATAS with Live Manned Aircraft Alerts to Help Drone Operators Fly Safer

PrecisionHawk Inc. – a leading provider of aerial data and safety platforms for drones – today announced the launch of its low altitude traffic and airspace safety platform (LATAS). LATAS is the only platform to link drones, 3d ground data and live manned aircraft data from the FAA into a ...

Airobotics Receives FAA Approval To Operate Commercial Drones In The US

Minutes after the Federal Aviation Authority’s Part 107 came into effect, Airobotics received approval to operate both commercially and at night.  Airobotics, manufacturing the world’s first fully automatic drone system, announces that it has received a Certificate of Waiver to ...

FAA Approves PrecisionHawk For BVLOS In U.S. Airspace

 The Federal Aviation Administration has given permission to a drone tech startup called PrecisionHawk to fly its unmanned aerial vehicles beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in U.S. airspace.The exemption represents a first in the country, and comes on the same day that the ...

CNN Receives FAA Approval To Fly UAS Over People In The United States

 CNN announces today that it has become the first organization to be granted a waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over people in the United States.CNN received a certificate of waiver to operate the Fotokite Pro, a tethered ...

Pendleton UAS Test Range Receives FAA Authorization up to 10,000 Feet

 The Pendleton UAS Test Range is now one of two ranges in the United States with FAA approval for UAS flights up to 9,999 feet, day or night, within visual line of sight. The FAA awarded the Certification of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for large drones over 55 pounds throughout the ...

Autel Robotics To Pay For Customers’ Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test

Autel Robotics USA announced today that it will support its customers who intend to fly the X-Star series drones commercially by covering the cost of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Knowledge Test in the form of a rebate. The knowledge test is one of the major changes under ...

This Company Beat Amazon To Drone Deliveries By Launching From A Truck

While Amazon is tussling with regulators over drone deliveries, one company has found a way to make the unmanned flying machines deliver packages today, by launching them out of the roof of a truck.U.S. firm Workhorse has created a system called “HorseFly” that has managed to stick to ...

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!

A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure you have the information you’ll need to take advantage of those opportunities.Aer...

OSTP New Commitments to Accelerate the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Since President Obama took office in 2009, developments in aviation, sensing, and software technology have powered a revolution in unmanned flight. In the next decade, the burgeoning commercial drone industry is projected to generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and, by 2025, ...

Drone Pilot Arrestsed For Flying Near Trailhead Fire

For the first time, Cal Fire law enforcement officers have arrested a man accused of interfering with firefighting operations with a drone.Eric Wamser, 57, of Foresthill was arrested Friday for allegedly flying his unmanned hobby aircraft over the Trailhead Fire. The incident reportedly ...