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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 ...

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 ...