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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...

New Power Pack For Rugo™ Drone Light Meets FAA Night UAV Requirements

FoxFury Lighting Solutions announces a new rechargeable Quick Swap® Power Pack with Strobe for the Rugo™ Drone & Camera Light. This new Power Pack is most useful for drone (UAV or sUAS) night operations as it fulfills the FAA FAR 107.29requirements for dusk, dawn, and night ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks UAS Pilot Program and Insitu to Benefit from FAA Flight Approval

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) — partners in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) — have received FAA approval for routine unmanned beyond-visual...

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 ...