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DroneUp Launches Airspace Planner with Native LAANC Integration

DroneUp, LLC, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, is pleased to announce that it has been named an Unmanned Aircraft System Service Supplier (USS) to provide the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). DroneUp’s LAANC capability will be

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James Norrod new CEO of PrecisionHawk

James Norrod has been named as our new Chief Executive Officer. Michael Chasen will lead PrecisionHawk’s advisory board and continue to champion efforts to integrate commercial drones into the National Airspace as Chair of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee. Mr. Norrod brings more than 25 years of experience leading companies

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Simlat Solution Delivered to FAA UAS Simulation Lab

Simlat has delivered its small UAS/drone simulation solution to the UAS simulation lab at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) NextGen Integration & Evaluation Capability (NIEC). The Simlat INTER simulator complies with the MAVLink protocol and can be easily integrated to UAS control software that

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Simlat UAS simulation delivered to the FAA UAS Simulation Lab

Simlat has delivered its small UAS/drone simulation solution to the UAS simulation lab at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) NextGen Integration & Evaluation Capability (NIEC). The Simlat INTER simulator complies with the MAVLink protocol and can be easily integrated to UAS control software that

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FAA Gets Swift Feedback on Drone ID Proposals

The FAA published on December 31 a detailed and long-awaited proposal to create a system to track and manage every flight by millions of drones, and many stakeholders responded swiftly: The online document logged more than 100,000 views and 1,000 comments within three days of its publication. Initial feedback on

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GAO Says FAA Could Better Leverage Test Site Program to Advance Drone Integration

The Federal Aviation Administration, in coordination with industry, is working on safely integrating drones into the national airspace with manned aircraft. FAA has 7 designated drone test sites, which have facilitated about 15,000 drone research flights since 2015. Both public and private entities have used the test sites to test

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NovAtel® Delivers First Shipment of Signal Generators to Modernize the FAA’s WAAS Navigation Service

Next-Generation NovAtel Ground Uplink Station Signal Generators Delivered for SBAS Modernization Hexagon | NovAtel announced that shipments of next-generation Ground Uplink Station (GUS) Signal Generators have commenced in fulfillment of the contract with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support the FAA’s safety of life Wide Area Augmentation

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FAA Should Improve Drone-Related Cost Information

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has undertaken actions to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”) into the national airspace and has developed plans to allow for increasingly complex operations, including operations over people and beyond visual-line-of-sight and—eventually—passenger operations (see figure). However, FAA efforts to track related costs may result

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FAA Probes Clusters of Mysterious Drones Flying Over Colorado

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into nighttime sightings of unidentified drones flying in formation over rural northeastern Colorado and southwest Nebraska over the last two weeks, the agency said. The cluster of drones, technically known as unmanned aircraft systems, have been spotted in at least four counties

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AMA – Remote ID

The FAA released the long-awaited proposed rule on UAS remote identification on December 26. While the proposal includes some elements that we advocated for, there are several concerning elements as well. We will need everyone’s help to ensure that the final rule on remote ID works as best as possible

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Foresight Can Also Be 2020

I told anyone who was listening that the remote ID (#RID for the folks on the socials) that this was an FAA ruse to put one over on the kiddies. The FAA gave everyone the “our hands are tied by DHS” hogwash, and they want RID (privacy, safety, data, detect

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2019 wrap-up from Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery bet

Deliveries take flight in the U.S. In April, Wing became the first drone operator to be certified as an air carrier by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With its expanded Air Carrier certificate, Wing’s permissions are the first to allow multiple pilots to oversee multiple unmanned aircraft making commercial deliveries

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FAA Issues Proposed Rule on Remote ID for Drones

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a proposed rule that would continue the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, into the nation’s airspace by requiring them to be identifiable remotely. “Remote ID technologies will enhance safety and security by allowing the

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DJI Is Reviewing FAA Proposal To Identify Drones In American Skies

FAA Rule For Remote Identification Intends To Bolster Safety, Security And Accountability DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is reviewing today’s proposed rule from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to remotely identify drones in American skies. The FAA proposal outlines its own approach to

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Skyryse Reveals the Skyryse Flight Stack, a First-of-its-Kind Automation Platform to Make Urban Air Travel Mainstream

Skyryse, a transportation company, today unveiled the Skyryse Flight Stack, a suite of automation technologies that will help the company make safe urban flight mainstream. The Skyryse Flight Stack comprises technology that automates flight in FAA-approved helicopters, safety and communication systems, and a network of smart helipads to ultimately create

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ICAO Notameter

If you have been in this industry for a while you might remember in 2009/10/11 sUAS News used to have a count down ticker on the right-hand navigation menu. This was counting down until the FAA was due to sort out regulations for RPAS, the dates came and went and

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FAA Should Improve Drone-Related Cost Information and Consider Options to Recover Costs

Drones can deliver packages, help fight fires, and provide other benefits in the United States. Demands on the Federal Aviation Administration’s staff and resources are increasing as FAA works to safely integrate drones into the nation’s airspace. The administration and Congress could choose to set user fees to help FAA

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FAA Testing Updates – Free Webinars

Calling All Pilots – Manned and Unmanned

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on January 13, 2020, will launch improvements to the way it tests all applicants for an FAA airman certificate for all certificated pilots (including drone pilots).

One of the most important changes is the requirement that all applicants

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FAA Approves Rare Permit to Replant After Wildfires

Wildfire restoration got a huge boost in both safety and speed thanks to a recent FAA approval for Seattle-based DroneSeed. The privately held startup obtained an additional amendment to its already unprecedented FAA Part 333 exemption that enables them to operate their seed-planting drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

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Drone Stakeholders Will Help the FAA Develop the Recreational Drone Flyer Test

Testing Testing 1..2..3..Recreational DroneFlyer Test is One Step Closer We love that the drone community is growing so quickly. The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recreational drone flyer test will be an important opportunity to educate recreational flyers about the rules of the sky as we continue to safely integrate drones

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Does LAANC have security issues?

Sent out yesterday, Thursday 5th December by the FAA. I will leave you dear sUAS News reader to join the dots. Bottom line though,don’t get airspace permissions for sensitive jobs via LAANC. From: Maria DiPasquantonio (Deputy Director for IPP) Subject: Data Security Dear Lead Participants, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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