Tagged: FAA

Asylon Welcomes Former FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell Onto Advisory Board

Drone and robotic security company continues to work with industry leaders Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Asylon, Inc., an American unmanned aerial system (UAS) and robotic perimeter security company, is pleased to announce former United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy and Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell as an official member of

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Is It Time For A FAA Drone Advisory Committee Restart?

After watching the episode of the FAA DAC, February 24, I have to wonder if the“stakeholders” have finally lost touch with reality? I have also decided to change tactand go full-frontal on the issues and “work” accomplished by the FAA and those justtrotted out. The stakeholders can’t get the FAA

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Become an FAA Service Supplier of LAANC!

Could your organization help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) develop the technological infrastructure required to support and accelerate drone integration? Now’s your chance to be at the forefront of an emerging technology that normalizes drone operations at low altitude and supports the development of an UAS Traffic Management System (UTM).

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Parallel Flight Technologies to Participate in the Federal Aviation Administration’s BEYOND Program

BEYOND is focused on advancing UAS operations in the National Airspace System Parallel Flight Technologies (PFT), an industrial grade heavy-lift drone company, has been selected as an official partner of the Alaska Center for UAS Integration (ACUASI) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Lead Participant in the FAA’s BEYOND

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You Can Be a Drone Test Administrator

Collaborate with the FAA on an exciting new program to help recreational flyers fly safely! Today, the FAA opened applications for people interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The test offers recreational flyers safety training tips, best practices and educational resources. We encourage

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Flying Car Gets FAA Special Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate

Terrafugia, Inc. announced that it has reached a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition roadable aircraft. As a unique integration of a two-seat aircraft and an automobile, the Transition is designed to meet safety standards from both the Federal Aviation Administration

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Google Requests FAA Approval to Test Fire-Fighting Drones

Google last week applied to the FAA for permission to test out the use of drones for monitoring and fighting fires. Google Research Climate and Energy Group (Google Research) requested permission to operate the HSE-UAV M8A Pro unmanned aircraft system, weighing over 55 pounds (lbs.), for testing fire-fighting and monitoring

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Super Bowl drones: Drones for Halftime Show?

While most drones have been banned from flying during the Super Bowl, we wanted to note the importance of drones in major sporting evens such as the Super Bowl. That is a exception to the ban on Drones that was put in place by the FAA recently, and as covered

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Low-Flying Airplane Mapping Parts of Northeastern California

Residents should not be alarmed if they see a low-flying airplane over parts of northeastern California starting February 6, 2021. Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with FAA regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated. Residents should

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Dedrone Offers Both US and EU Remote ID Capability

Dedrone, a supplier of airspace security, now enables their customers to leverage both U.S. and E.U. government-provided drone remote identification standards, commonly known as Remote ID, to identify drones. In December 2020, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (U.S. FAA) announced final rules for unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known

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One More FOIA Request Bears Fruit- FAA RID ConUse

Besides the public service of educating the drone community, the primary motivefor posting this document is to help highlight the folly of poor regulation and policy-based on fantasy instead of facts. Everyone says they need data and believe in science, but we see little in the way of educated input

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Dedrone First to Offer Both United States and European Union Drone Remote ID Capability

Dedrone, the market leader in airspace security, now enables their customers to leverage both U.S. and E.U. government-provided drone remote identification standards, commonly known as Remote ID, to identify drones. In December 2020, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (U.S. FAA) announced final rules for unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known

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Behold The Plan – UAS DI CONOPS

Will only quote a few of the tastier bits. “The FAA is looked upon as the global leader in NAS, safety, innovation, and integration.” I guess this was put down before EASA made their latest statement about not taking FAA’s word for things anymore? The next howler –“ASH investigative employees

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FAA Could Improve Communication on UTM Programme

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just issued a report recommending that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) further inform stakeholders of its efforts so they can align their activities with the system rollout and that the FAA develop performance goals for the implementation plan. The Federal Aviation Administration is working

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Kansas State Polytechnic to host free webinar on UAS regulation changes from FAA

SALINA — The Federal Aviation Administration has announced several changes related to unmanned aircraft systems operations that will go into effect in the coming months. These regulation changes are important for every new and experienced UAS pilot to understand. Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering a free webinar and

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FAA Could Strengthen Its Implementation of a Drone Traffic Management System by Improving Communication and Measuring Performance

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with industry and public stakeholders to develop a traffic management system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. The UAS traffic management ecosystem (referred to as UTM) involves developing a framework of interconnected systems for managing multiple UAS operations. Under UTM,

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NO HUMANS REQUIRED!

In the first approval of its kind, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is allowing American Robotics to operated automated drones without human operators on site. The company’s Scout System features advanced acoustic Detect-and-Avoid technology that enables its drones to maintain a safe distance from other aircraft at all times. By

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NDDOT and Northern Plains UAS Test Site Announce Partners for FAA BEYOND Program

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) are partnering with major players in the commercial UAS industry to execute the goals of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) BEYOND program. “We are incredibly excited to announce our partnerships with such innovative companies from

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ABCs of UAS

Whether you’re dealing with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) or a RPIC (Remote Pilot In Command), it’s important to know what the dozens of acronyms in U.S. aerospace mean. Here’s a rundown of the most common ones you’ll come across.

AAO: Acronym for “Authorized Area of Operation”
A volume of airspace that

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UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Project Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) – Tuesday, 2/23/2021

In 2015, NASA began research on technology, performance requirements, and procedures to enable civil UAS operations in low altitude airspace. A Research Transition Team (RTT) was established to coordinate the NASA and FAA efforts for exploring a new paradigm in air traffic management that will integrate the anticipated new volume

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North Dakota Department of Transportation and Northern Plains UAS Test Site Announce Partners for FAA BEYOND Program

North Dakota Department of Transportation and Northern Plains UAS Test Site Announce Partners for FAA BEYOND Program GRAND FORKS, ND – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) are partnering with major players in the commercial UAS industry to execute the goals

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Hogan Lovells Assists American Robotics to Become First Company Approved by FAA to Operate Automated Drones Without Humans On-Site

Washington D.C., January 2020 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells provided regulatory counsel and advice to American Robotics, a leading developer of fully-automated commercial drone systems, in its successful effort to obtain the first-ever approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate automated drones without human operators on-site. Prior waivers

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WhiteFox Supports FAA’s New Remote ID Rule

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – WhiteFox, pioneers in drone airspace security, have a Remote ID solution, WISDM, for FAA’s new ruling. WhiteFox applauds the FAA in releasing a revised final rule on UAS remote identification (RID) that is practical, useful, and maintains a balance between security and privacy

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Black Swift Technologies Gets NOAA Contract to Develop GPS-Denied Navigation

With nearly 95,000 miles of domestic coastline, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey faces a daunting task. Under current FAA regulations, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators are required to keep their aircraft within visual line of sight, making coastline surveys time-consuming and arduous, having to tediously map 2-mile segments at a time,

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FAA Approves First Fully Automated Commercial Drone Flights

American Robotics, a developer of fully-automated commercial drone systems, has become the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate automated drones without human operators on-site. The company’s Scout System features advanced acoustic Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) technology that enables its drones to maintain a safe distance from other

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American Robotics Becomes First Company Approved by the FAA To Operate Automated Drones Without Human Operators On-Site

American Robotics Becomes First Company Approved by the FAA To Operate Automated Drones Without Human Operators On-Site MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and WASHINGTON – January, 2021 – American Robotics, a leading developer of fully-automated commercial drone systems, today became the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate automated

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