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FAA Approves Kansas Department of Transportation for First BVLOS Drone Flight

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) received permission to conduct the first ever beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operation in the nation leveraging only onboard detect-and-avoid systems. This is the first-ever FAA authorized operation to fly without a requirement for visual ...

FAA and Kittyhawk IO Launch New B4UFLY App

Kittyhawk the market leader in drone software and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today introduced a new version of B4UFLY, the free mobile app that lets drone operators check the status of airspace prior to flight. Available now for iOS and Android, ...

FAA To Further Expand Opportunities For Safe Drone Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beginning on July 23 will expand the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational flyers. This action will significantly increase the ability of drone pilots to gain access to controlled airspace nationwide.&nbs...

FAA Grants Approval to Fly Over People for Hensel Phelps Using ParaZero Safety System

Drone safety systems company, ParaZero Technologies Ltd , announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a first-ever waiver allowing general contractor, Hensel Phelps, to fly over people using ParaZero's ASTM compliant SafeAir Phantom Parachute System. H...

Deseret UAS Partnership Awarded Highly Competitive NASA & FAA Operations

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced they have awarded the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Technical Capabilities Level (TLC) 4 operation to the State of Nevada. The State of Nevada UAS Test Site, under the leadership of ...

FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. ...

Vantage Robotics Snap Gets FAA Waiver For Operations Over Rutherford County, Tennesee

Vantage is excited to announce that the FAA has granted another waiver for using Snap in commercial operations over people. The Part 107.39 waiver granted to Rutherford County, Tennesee is a landmark first for a county government in the United States. Ordinarily, the FAA prohibits ...

State of Nevada UAS Test Site Selected for Milestone DOT / FAA UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program

On 14 January 2019, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao addressed attendees to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting on the future of Transportation.  In her remarks, Secretary Chao highlighted the DOT / FAA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management ...

Airobotics Receives FAA BVLOS Waiver for US Operations

Leading automated drone startup Airobotics announced today that it is the first company in the United States to receive a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that combines three elements: flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for automated drone ...

Audit Initiated of FAA’s Role in Authorizing Small UAS Operators in the National Airspace System

The continuing growth of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) within the National Airspace System (NAS) presents challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in maintaining the world’s safest aviation system while fostering innovation. FAA has processed more than 1.1 million UAS registra...