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FAA NOTAM Summit

The FAA is updating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system, and you’re invited to join their free summit that will help you to understand the updates and how they may affect you. Here’s the scoop from the FAA:

As part of the FAA’s NOTAM modernization initiative, the FAA is hosting a

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FAA Grants BVLOS Approval for First Segment of New York’s 50-Mile Drone Corridor

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft beyond visual line of sight within first segment of New York’s 50-Mile Unmanned Aircraft System Corridor being

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DLR and FAA are cooperating for the integration of commercial spaceflight into the air transport system

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Office of Commercial Space Transportation of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking to identify the data that may need to be exchanged between United States and European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) prior to, during

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National Drone Safety Awareness Week

This coming week is National Drone Safety Awareness Week, a series of FAA-coordinated events designed to advance public understanding of drone safety and the benefits of drone operations. Look for stories about how drones are being used to increase personal safety here at RotorDrone Pro throughout the week.

Maintaining the safety

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DJI Announces the DJI Mavic Mini

DJI is set to release their smallest and lightest drone yet. It’s so light in fact, that it doesn’t require FAA registration, and it launches November 11th. Introducing the DJI Mavic Mini. With a foldable design, DJI is set to launch a small drone that potentially has large appeal. The

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FAA Restricts UAS Operations at More Federal Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective November 7. In cooperation with its federal partners, the FAA will restrict UAS operations in the airspace over 60 additional Department of Defense and Department of Justice facilities to address

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DJI Welcomes FAA And Industry Reports On Improving Drone Safety

Key Recommendations From Drone Experts Mirror DJI’s Safety And Security Initiatives DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes today’s release of three U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committee reports recommending how authorities can monitor airborne drones, protect against inadvertent or perceived misuse of drones

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UPS Approved By FAA for Commercial Drone Deliveries

We’ve written recently a couple of articles about delivery drones, and there’s been even more developments in the field. This month, UPS just received approval from the FAA to operate limited delivery services across the United States. This is great news as one of the biggest blockers for commercial drone

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uAvionix Gets FAA Transmission License to Test UDS-B Solution

uAvionix has announced that it has received approval from the FAA Spectrum Office to develop and test an “ADS-B like” solution for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Remote Identification (RID) and Detect and Avoid (DAA) capability that leverages L-Band Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) protected spectrum. The solution, notionally called “UDS-B” leverages

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta a No Drone Zone

For the safety of the balloon operators and spectators, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) area that will make the October 4-13 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta a No Drone Zone.The TFR prohibits drones within a 4 nautical-mile-radius of Balloon Fiesta Park up to 2,700

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FAA Certifies UPS Flight Forward as an Air Carrier

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded air carrier and operator certification to an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or drone) delivery company, UPS Flight Forward. “This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace, expanding access

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces FAA Certification of UPS Flight Forward as an Air Carrier

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded air carrier and operator certification to an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or drone) delivery company, UPS Flight Forward. “This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our

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FAA Postpones UAS Remote ID Rulemaking to December

The FAA has delayed release of its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) governing remote identification of certain unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), an important step toward broader deployment of UAS in the National Airspace System. The highly anticipated NPRM is now due for publication in late December. “This rulemaking is vital

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FAA Launches National Drone Safety Awareness Week

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is encouraging the drone community to help spread the word on drone safety with the first National Drone Safety Awareness Week taking place, Nov. 4-10, 2019. The FAA’s highest priority is to ensure the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS), and during National

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Who Put the Whistle on the FAA Plow?

How many times have we heard that the FAA needs/wants data, and every time the data comes from sources not on the payroll, it appears to contradict the urgency, money, and manpower necessary to stretch the NAS-integration dying show out for almost 30 years. Some light housekeeping and supporting information:

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Unmanned Refuelling Aircraft Passes First Test Flight

The US Navy and Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25, the first operational carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft, Sept. 19 from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois. The Boeing-owned MQ-25 test asset, known as T1*, completed an FAA-certified autonomous taxi and take-off and flew a pre-determined route for

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Praxis Aerospace Hosts Real World Testing for Drone Traffic Management and Beyond Visual Line of Sight flight at Searchlight FAA UAS Test Range

The FAA and several industrial partners have successfully concluded real-world testing of unmanned traffic management systems for integrating drones into airspace in the USA. “The Eldorado and Piute Valley has been the home of innovation in UAS airspace for commercial BVLOS operations. We started the nation’s first commercial droneport in

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Northwest UAV Flight, Analysis, & System Test (FAST) Range Completes Inaugural UAV Flight

With FAA’s Terry Wilmeth and Rich Davis along with University of Alaska Fairbanks representatives Jimmy Parrish, Tom Elmer and Nick Adkins, Northwest UAV’s Flight, Analysis, and System Test (FAST) UAV Range completed its inaugural flight Wednesday, September 4th. The Certificate of Authorization (COA) obtained by the University of Alaska

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FAA, UAS Partners Complete Successful Demos

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), NASA and their partners in a pilot program that is laying the groundwork for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) traffic management system successfully demonstrated how such a system can work in the future. The demonstrations, conducted at three separate test sites selected by the FAA

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So You Think You’re Going to Wait Out the FAA?

There are literally thousands of people over the years that thought the same. Some lost a few thousand, others the whole enchilada, including their marriages, separation from their kids, and so on. There are only a few stories in the naked city, and the “stuff” gets real when you aren’t

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FAA Establishes Intermittent UAS Restrictions over Select Federal Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published NOTAM FDC 9/7752 that will allow for intermittent airspace restrictions of drones at select federal facilities nationwide. The NOTAM is effective from September 1, 2019. Pointer NOTAMs will be issued in advance indicating the sites where intermittent airspace restrictions will apply. These

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