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Uber Seeks Approval for San Diego Drone Deliveries

Last-mile drone delivery in the United States is heating up with the addition of a request by Uber to operate a food service in San Diego. An application filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Luke Fischer, Head of Flight Operations for Uber Technologies affiliate Uber Elevate, Inc., follows

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FAA Announces More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones

With effect from yesterday, more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports

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Drone Advisory Committee – Full List of New Members

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao formally announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues by helping to identify challenges and

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FAA Highlights Changes for Recreational Drones

While recreational flyers may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in controlled airspace around airports. Furthermore, they must comply with all airspace restrictions and prohibitions

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FAA to Debut Remote ID Rule in July

The FAA plans to release its remote identification ruling for UAS in July, UAS Integration Office Executive Director Jay Merkle said in front of Congress last week. The remote ID rules — often compared to license plates for drones — would allow the FAA, police officers and other public officials

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AirMap Supports NASA and FAA UTM Research Projects

The AirMap team has also been busy with several exciting drone demonstration projects throughout the United States. AirMap was selected recently as a program partner for both NASA’s TCL4 trials in Texas and Nevada as well as the FAA’s UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program (UPP) at Virginia Tech. In both

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Supplier’s Comment on FAA C-UAS Guidance

In May 2019, the US Federal Aviation Administration published their latest guidance on how airports can integrate counterdrone technology into their security ecosystem. Counterdrone technology is used to assess airspace activity, understand how many drones are in the airspace, and to provide context to security teams on how to best

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FAA Statement on UAS Detection Systems at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) understands airport safety and security concerns raised by the malicious or errant use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The agency shares these concerns. In order to support the safe integration of UAS detection systems into the airport environment, the FAA provided important information and continues

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FAA – Show Me The Accountability

Next time the FAA says we need data someone needs to speak up about accountability. I used to do it, but I don’t go to the shows anymore because I find the bullshit hard to stomach. These spectacles have morphed into a highbred multilevel marketing/self-help seminar. The shows present the

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FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast

All safety, efficiency and economic indicators show that air travel in the United States is strong, according to the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2039 (PDF). With aircraft operations expected to increase more than 25 percent over the next 20 years, the FAA is advancing major airspace modernization and

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ATA, LLC Partners with Harris Corporation to Deliver LAANC Services to the UAS Industry

ATA, LLC has partnered with Harris Corporation to provide safety-critical aerospace management solutions for the fast-growing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. Under the arrangement, ATA and Harris jointly developed LAANC and obtained all FAA-required approvals to offer the service. Harris approved by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a UAS Service

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TigerShark-XP Receives FAA Experimental Certification

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) received a Special Airworthiness Certification in the Experimental Category from the FAA for two of its NASC TigerShark-XP aircraft, the N1740X and N1750X. The TigerShark-XP is a variant of the US Navy RQ-23A Group III Unmanned Aircraft System. The RQ-23A saw service in both Iraq

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Martin UAV V-BAT Achieves FAA Aircraft Certification

Martin UAV (MUAV) has been granted Special Airworthiness Certificates (Experimental Aircraft) for multiple, advanced V-BAT aircraft, authorizing operations in the national airspace. The FAA Certification follows an extensive review process including detailed scrutiny of V-BAT operational and test documentation by FAA officials, a safety board review, an inspection of

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First FAA Certification of Commercial Package Delivery

As anticipated last month, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the first air carrier certification to a drone delivery company, Wing Aviation. The certification paved the way for Wing Aviation to begin commercial package delivery in Blacksburg, VA.

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Pierce Situational Awareness System

Live stream and document mission-critical aerial views of the scene with total operational freedom. The Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite tethers to and integrates with the fire apparatus – so there are no FAA restrictions*, no need for a piloting license or certificate of authorization, and no battery life

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FAA to Award First Drone Delivery Licence Next Month

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to award the first licence to operate a drone airline in the next month, an official at the regulator said on Wednesday. The agency decided last year that large-scale commercial package delivery operations by drones would need to meet the same safety and

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Beware of Low-Flying Agricultural Aircraft this Season

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be aware of agricultural aircraft operations this growing season. As UAS operators know, UAS are not allowed above 400 feet without a waiver from the FAA. However, UAS operators should also know agricultural aviators fly

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NAAA Cautions Hobbyist and Professional UAS Operators to be Mindful of Low-Flying Agricultural Aircraft this Growing Season

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be aware of agricultural aircraft operations this growing season. As UAS operators know, UAS are not allowed above 400 feet without a waiver from the FAA. However, UAS operators should also know agricultural aviators fly

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senseFly eBee is US Leading Commercial Fixed-Wing

According to official FAA Part 107 commercial drone registration data, received by senseFly following an FOIA request with the FAA, senseFly small Unmanned Aerial Systems account for almost half of all new commercial fixed-wing drone registrations, at 45%. The FAA’s figures, spanning the period January to September 2018—the latest data

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