Tagged: FAA

Joby’s Second Prototype Gets FAA and USAF Airworthiness Approvals

California-based Joby Aviation’s second pre-production prototype aircraft has been granted airworthiness approvals. In December 2021, both the US Air Force (USAF) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave the Special Airworthiness Certificate and airworthiness approval, respectively, for the aircraft. The new addition and approvals increase the capacity for the flight

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NUAIR & NYUASTS Unlock 35 Miles of BVLOS Airspace

NUAIR and the New York UAS Test Site have received authority from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) across 35 miles of airspace within New York’s 50-mile Drone Corridor. Current regulations require drone operators

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AT&T and Verizon say no to FAA 5G rollout plan

Just like Remote ID the FAA have not managed to get any RF experts in the room when considering the implications of something new. Remote ID has a problem with the z-axis for the operator’s position, it’s not accurate enough for the FAA and cannot be unless your smartphone or

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Soaring Eagle Technologies Continues Advancing BVLOS Capabilities with Another FAA Certificate of Authorization

UAS (unmanned aerial systems) data provider Soaring Eagle Technologies, a leading drone data collection company servicing critical infrastructure owners across the continental United States, announced the company has received another BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) waiver from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) this month. This latest BVLOS certificate enables

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Embry-Riddle Gets New FAA Grant for Electric Flight Research

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University $625,000 to enhance the safety of a new class of electric propulsion-powered aircraft. To help establish safety guidelines and pathways to certification for these new aircraft, the researchers are studying the technologies involved — such as distributed electric

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University of Guam Drone Corps produces first batch of FAA-certified drone pilots

Mangilao, Guam (SPX) Dec 10, 2021 –

The University of Guam Drone Corps program has produced its first 12 Federal Aviation Administration-certified drone pilots with more to come. The 12 students passed the FAA exam this semester and are now earning flight hours through internships, simulator trainings, and missions assisting local

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Federal Aviation Administration accredits the Drone Racing League as first UAS event organizer

The Drone Racing League (DRL), the world’s premier, professional drone racing property, today announced it has been accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the first unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) event organizer. A leader in drone-event safety, DRL also announced its participation in FAA’s Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP)

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FAA Accredits Drone Racing League as First UAS Event Organizer

The Drone Racing League (DRL), the world’s premier, professional drone racing property, announced it has been accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the first unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) event organizer. A leader in drone-event safety, DRL also announced its participation in FAA’s Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP)

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ATA LLC Addresses Low Level Airspace Awareness Challenges

The systems required to safely coordinate unmanned traffic management (UTM) operations below 400 feet above ground level (AGL) between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), drone operators, and other stakeholders remains a work-in-progress. According to the joint FAA and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) UTM CONOPS 2.0,“Integration of low-altitude UAS

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Skyfire Supports FAA Determination to Allow Training Missions Under a COA

Skyfire Consulting (Skyfire) (skyfireconsulting.com), the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, today announced its support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) determination that training missions conducted under a Certificate of Authorization (COA) are permitted by Public Aircraft Operators. While there has not been a change to the

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FAA – Policy statement for reporting geometric altitude of GCS for RID

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Statement of policy. ———————————————————————– SUMMARY: This action clarifies FAA policy regarding the existing accuracy requirements for the reported geometric altitude of the control station of a standard remote identification unmanned aircraft. The FAA describes one acceptable way producers of

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CAL Analytics partners with FAA test site to evaluate airspace management platform

CAL’s Contingency Management Platform (CMP) expands testing of UTM ServicesColumbus, OH CAL Analytics is testing their Contingency Management Platform (CMP) with the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designated Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test site. The deployment of the CMP is part of a pilot

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American drone registration decline

Many people are looking for drone registration statistics. While the Part 47 registration database is publicly available, the Part 48 registration database is not. The vast majority of drones register under Part 48. The FAA has released Part 48 drone registration data in pieces. They haven’t ever bundled it all

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FAA – Drones, a key piece in fighting wildfires

Drones and their use for fighting wildfires is a “hot” topic, with more than 6 million acres of forest burned this year. The use of drones for fighting wildfires is a “hot” topic, with more than 6 million acres of forest burned this year. When they are used by emergency

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Inclusivity of the NAS

Thou hast been mandated integration by Congress in 2012. The US Congress passeda law that states that the FAA would fully integrate drones into the NAS by September of 2015. Has this happened? No! So everything else that is not directly meeting the existing law is, in my estimation, not

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Flytrex Expands On-Demand Drone Food Delivery Service to Holly Springs, North Carolina

Flytrex, a leader in on-demand drone delivery for food and retail, today announced the expansion of its drone delivery service to Holly Springs, North Carolina. In partnership with Causey Aviation Unmanned, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), The Town of Holly Springs, and Kite

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FAA Memo Specifies “Associated Elements” for UAS Operations

Associated Elements provided by physical and digital infrastructure will support advanced UAS ecosystems. New FAA guidance addressing requirements for these elements present a path forward to scalability and highlights associated challenges. A recent FAA Aviation Safety Memorandum (“Memo”) confirms what ResilienX and other industry experts have long understood; integrating UAS

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The Tombstone Agency 2.0

How did we go from being exempted to banned as both a vocation and a hobby?Why did commercial drones get banned in February of 2007? Well, the AOPAdemanding an equivalent level of safety for drones with GA. So the FAA groundedthe commercial drones and the justification employed was that we

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FAA Awards $2.8M in Drone Research Grants to Five Universities

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced $2.8 million in drone research, education and training grants to five universities. Research will focus on three areas: Advanced material, right-of-way rules, and flight data recorder requirements. The universities receiving grants are Mississippi State University, Wichita State University, Embry-Riddle

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Celebrates 25,000th Drone Flight

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced the company’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) drone program recently completed its 25,000th logged flight. Sinclair’s program, which launched in 2016, operates across 45 of its newsrooms nationwide, with 119 FAA Part 107 certified pilots and 195 trained visual observers across its stations. The 25,000th flight

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Centaur supports FAA evaluation for large UAS BVLOS operations

This summer, Centaur, Aurora’s Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) system, participated in test flight operations at the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University, one of seven FAA UAS test sites in the United States. These flight tests supported the FAA’s Advanced Air

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ARE Corp – UAS Remote Pilot

When it comes to inaccessible or dangerous to access structural assets, our drone (UAS) services are the answer. We specialize in surveying, mapping, monitoring, data collection, and infrastructure inspections, all conducted in a safe, cost-effective, and expedient manner. Our UAS services team is comprised of skilled FAA Part 107 certified

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