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Former Head of Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber-based counter-drone takeover technology, announced today that Michael Huerta has joined its Advisory Board. The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will bring his aviation safety and security industry expertise to assist in D-Fend’s rapid growth, contributing to the company’s market leadership

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Verizon deploys remote network-connected drone during Big Hollow Wildfire

Federal Aviation Administration grants special waiver to allow civilian operations to inspect critical communications infrastructure in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Skyward, A Verizon company, a temporary waiver that allows company pilots to fly the Percepto Sparrow drone from their homes to inspect critical communications infrastructure near

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Sonin Hybrid unveils revolutionary 140mph+ drone built exclusively for first responders

Atlanta-based drone manufacturer Sonin Hybrid has just unveiled a revolutionary 140MPH+ drone (with FAA waiver) built exclusively for first responders. The Sonin Hybrid Recruit has a fully-equipped flight time over three hours and can reach speeds over three times faster than most of the fastest commercial drones available today. As

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FAA Publishes Rule on Type Certification of Certain UAS

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced its policy for the type certification of certain unmanned aircraft systems as a special class of aircraft. This policy is effective September 18, 2020. In 2012, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95). Section 332 of Public Law

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Federal Aviation Administration announces its policy for the type certification of certain unmanned aircraft systems as a special class of aircraft.

In 2012, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95). Section 332 of Public Law 112-95 (codified at 49 U.S.C. 44802) directed the FAA to develop a comprehensive plan to safely accelerate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).

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With Its Newest Acquisition, East West Aeronautical Predicts Drone Market Will Soar

Recently, the FAA gave Amazon approval to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to deliver packages to its customers. New developments in aviation, sensing, and software technology have powered a revolution in unmanned flight. In the next decade, the burgeoning commercial drone industry is projected to generate more than

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Embry-Riddle, Verizon Use Drones for Marine Mammal Rescue

In an effort to safely and humanely rescue marine mammals, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has partnered with marine biologists and a Verizon drone-management platform to monitor animals in distress using unmanned aircraft systems. A video produced by Verizon features Gennifer Brookshire, a marine biologist and FAA-certified drone operator, who explains that

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FAA Selects New York UAS Test Site for Next Phase of Drone Integration Program

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced two new participants for phase two of the unmanned aircraft traffic management pilot program (UPP) – The New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY and Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership in Blacksburg, Va. UPP Phase 2 will showcase capabilities

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FAA Issues Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate to Amazon Prime Air

The Federal Aviation Administration approved an exemption allowing Amazon’s Prime Air to move forward with operations while working towards formal certification of the MK27 UA aircraft and the airline operations. The approval comes with significant limits, but allows the company to continue development of the platform and supports progress towards

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Northland Community & Technical College Selected for Federal Aviation Administration Training Program

Twenty-six institutions across the nation have been selected for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Program. August, 2020 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Northland’s Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Technician program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Program (UAS-CTI). Launched in April of this year, the UAS-CTI is a

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FAA Speaks Drone Safety in Spanish

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a pilot program to translate into Spanish select web content for users of Unmanned Aircraft Systems . The program is expected to reach the nearly 25.6 million people living in the United States with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and will focus on Spanish, the

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Drone Delivery Triggers surge in document digitization, finds Web Manuals

San Diego, California; August 24, 2020: As drone delivery demand soars worldwide, Web Manuals is supporting double the number of drone operator customers digitizing their documentation to ensure Part 135 Air Carrier compliance, following an influx of applications for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) certification.Krister Genmark, Director of Operations Americas

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FAA Announces $7.5M in 19 UAS Research Grants to Universities

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.5 million in research, education, and training grants to universities that comprise the agency’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $7.5 Million in 19 Unmanned Aircraft System Research Grants to Universities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.5 million in research, education, and training grants to universities that comprise the agency’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System

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FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it plans to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort will be part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The FAA plans to test and

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FAA Continues Drone Training Initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced 26 schools have been selected so far to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI). The FAA’s Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program allows educational institutions to collaborate with the FAA to help students pursue their aviation career goals. The UAS-CTI program

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Percepto’s Commercial Drones become the First to Parachute to Safety with Industry Compliant Feature

The landmark first drone-in-a-box to have an integral ASTM approved parachute sets a precedent for drone safety as part of an ongoing collaboration with the FAA Modi’in, Israel August, 2020. Percepto, the global market leader for autonomous industrial drone solutions, today announced that its on-site autonomous drone, the Percepto

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FAA Awards $3.3M in Seven Drone Grants to Universities

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $3.3 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through

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Drone Sightings: The Actual Non-Hyped Numbers Analyzed

For years and years, many have been talking about the FAA’s drone sightings reports. The drone sightings reports have been cited many times by the news media and elected officials who were rather alarmed about the data. Others in the industry cite the drone sightings as evidence of the greater

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Woolpert to Research and Develop Airfield Design Guidelines for Large UAS

Woolpert has been contracted to research and develop airfield design guidelines for large unmanned aircraft systems for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The

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American Made Swift High-Altitude-Long-Endurance UAS Completes Landmark First Flight

Receiving Both NASA’s Airworthiness Certification and the FAA’s Certificate of Authorization In partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center, Swift Engineering’s high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial system, completed its maiden flight. The only US-made platform in its class, Swift’s flight team, performed a full-system check, validating the vehicle’s configuration

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Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Understanding FAA, operational, and personal LIMITS is key to safe flying

At 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2017, a DJI Phantom 4 had a midair collision with a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flying off the shoreline of Staten Island, New York. The collision damaged a main rotor blade and a

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FAA and Switzerland to Harmonise UAS Safety Standards

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation announced that they have reached an agreement in harmonizing domestic and international safety standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This agreement builds on U.S and Swiss efforts to ensure that the fastest growing and broadest segment

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FAA Selects Team to Create UTM Contingency Management Platform at Griffiss International Airport

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based aerospace and defense geospatial technology company, announced that it has been selected as part of the team responsible for developing and testing a new integrated Contingency Management Platform (CMP) at the New York Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site, at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY.

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FAA Awards $1.8M Contract for UTM System Test

Switch in partnership with ANRA Technologies and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), have been announced as the recipient of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contract by the FAA. The FAA awarded $848,685 towards an overall contract of $1.79 million to demonstrate and validate UAS Traffic Management

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FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts

Chris Bryant STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative. MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory was recently designated as the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Safety Research Facility, placing the research center as the helm of studying and developing safety

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Adaptive Therapy Utilizing Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Over the many years that I’ve been training disabled veterans into becoming small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) commercial (FAA Part 107) operators with Wounded Eagle UAS, it’s come to my attention that there is an amazing therapy treatment that physical therapists and those in the medical community are unaware of.

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