Tagged: FAA

Thousands Apply to Trump’s Drone Pilot Program

Transportation and FAA are accepting proposals to participate in drone innovation zones, where normal regulations do not apply. President Donald Trump issued a mandate last month that would roll back some “overly burdensome” Federal Aviation Administration regulations on drone use. The new initiative proposes to set up “innovation zones” in

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ALPA Highlights FAA Study Underscoring Danger from Unsafe UAS

Congress Must Protect the Traveling Public by Allowing FAA to Regulate Hobby Drones WASHINGTON––Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding this week’s findings from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directed study that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) may damage aircraft more

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Drone Laws in Minnesota

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Minnesota Unfortunately for us, Minnesota doesn’t

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Federal Aviation Administration Drone News

One of the things I enjoy about being a drone attorney is traveling across the country to attend and speak at many of the UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) industry conferences. The best opportunity I had recently was to hear directly from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) itself at its UAS

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Drone Laws in Wisconsin

Paying attention to everything the FAA has put forth since their rules and regulations were initially put into full effect is crucial for all drone fliers. Although, do you know the laws and regulations related to drones in your state, as well? Flying Over Wisconsin Unfortunately, it would seem that

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Drone Laws in Maryland

Following the rules and regulations set in place by the FAA is crucial when flying a drone, but so are educating yourself on the laws and regulations regarding drones in the state you are currently living in. Flying Over Maryland Fortunately for all drone enthusiasts, Maryland has somewhat of a

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NDA Act Brings Back Drone Registration

The National Defense Authorization Act that Congress passed on Nov. 16 reinstates the Federal Aviation Administration’s registration rules for small, model-aircraft-sized drones. The NDAA is on its way to the White House for the president’s signature. The rule for small drones, which the FAA classifies as unmanned aircraft weighing less

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CTIA calls on the FAA to recognize that Commercial Wireless networks offer best platform for drones

CTIA, the wireless association, today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to recognize that commercial wireless networks offer the best communications platform to support America’s fast-growing drone market. CTIA and the wireless industry are working with policymakers to boost investment, innovation and jobs by creating a national framework for

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AirMap Now Offers Automated Airspace Authorization

Through a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), AirMap Inc. is now a UAS service supplier for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (L.A.A.N.C.). That means that commercial drone operators can request digital airspace authorization in controlled airspace through the very same AirMap mobile app that they use

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Drone News: FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program Updates

Today the FAA released additional details about the new FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program initiated by President Trump and DOT Secretary Elain Chao. This program is described as providing an opportunity for package delivery, flights beyond visual line of sight, and other vanguard operations in partnership with participating state, local,

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Small UAV Coalition Applauds Administration Plan for UAS Integration Pilot Program Implementation

With the Department of Transportation expected to publish a Federal Register notice this week that will officially open the UAS Integration Pilot Program, the Small UAV Coalition applauds the Administration for its forward-leaning vision to accelerate UAS integration and demonstrate the capabilities of UAS beyond the current scope of FAA

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Knowing all About FAA Drones Integration Program

The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, was given three months to launch the UAS Integration Pilot System. Since they were prepared and waiting for this to happen, they were ready to make the launch only days after being given White House approval. One of the main goals of this is

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The FAA Private Rule Making Process

If you have been paying attention and have invested the time into listening to the podcasts, presentations, and videos or read the stories, you’ve probably either said or thought that this Egan guy is confused. You’re correct, I am confused. Confused about why we would need a FACA screen and

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FAA Launches Drone Integration Pilot Program

President Trump recently announced the new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program to accelerate the integration of UAS into our nation’s busy airspace and to spur innovation. The UAS Integration Pilot Program will seek partnerships between state, local, and tribal government entities and private industry to gather operational

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Aurora’s OPA UH-1H Gets FAA Airworthiness Certificate

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s newest optionally-piloted aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter. The latest development in the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program, Aurora has added a complete digital flight control system to

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FAA Grants Airworthiness Certificate for Aurora’s Optionally-Piloted UH-1H

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Aurora’s newest optionally-piloted aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter. The latest development in the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program, Aurora has added a complete digital flight control system to

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We’ve Got More Drone Advisory Commitee (DAC) Questions

Once again the sUAS News leads the way with hard-hitting and relevant stories that matter to the global unmanned system community. In this instance, we are asking FAA’s Pat McNall, Deputy Chief Counsel and RTCA President, Margaret Jenny (Drone Advisory Council Letter) for further clarification on some questions raised by

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UASidekick

The UASidekick App is the only one of its kind that has immediate access to the FAA/Leidos Flight Services system which serves over 80,000 weekly General Aviation “GA” pilots. As the industry grows (over 7 million estimated drones in the National Air Space “NAS” by 2020) it is important

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DAC – Who’s Minding the Store?

The latest expose about the DAC in the Washington Post was an eye-opener that validates many of the misgivings some of us have had with the FAA’s private rulemaking process. First and foremost, it would appear that someone lobbying for a certain Chinese company has worn out his welcome. It

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Thales demonstrates ECOsystem UTM automatic drone flight authorization incorporating FAA LAANC concepts

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a small group of companies, including Thales, to support their effort to simplify the process for small UAS operators to comply with current US regulations and safely integrate their operations into the US National Airspace System (NAS). Key Points FAA selected a

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CNN Gets First Part 107 Waiver for Operations Over People

CNN has received a first-of-its-kind Part 107 waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over people. This approval represents an industry milestone, as this new waiver for the first time will enable real-world UAS operations over people. The waiver

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FAA approval for CNN to fly drones over crowds sets an important milestone for the industry, says Virginia Tech expert

The unprecedented waiver granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow CNN to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over crowds represents an important milestone for the future use of commercial drones. The waiver applies to the provision of the federal regulations for commercial operations of small UAS,

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Skyward Approved to Give Commercial Drone Operators Instant Access to Controlled Airspace with LAANC

Skyward, a Verizon company has been approved to give commercial drone operators instant access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program will roll out this fall at Cincinnati International Airport (CVG), Reno (RNO), San Jose (SJC),

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Daedalus Drone Services Awarded Unprecedented Airspace Waiver for Routine Commercial Operations in Boston’s Restricted Airspace

Boston, Massachusetts – After months of review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded Daedalus Drone Services with unprecedented approval to fly in and around Boston. With the waiver, Daedalus Drone Services now offers on-demand commercial drone services throughout the greater Boston area. Without this first of its kind waiver,

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Drone Laws in Washington

Even if you are following the strict rules and regulations for drones that have been put in place by the FAA, you may not be following any existing laws and/or rules that are set by the state you are flying in. Flying Over Washington Because of some serious accidents that

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The FAA Seeks Emergency Clearance to Revise its Existing Information Collection 2120-0768, Part 107 Authorizations and Waivers under 14 CFR part 107.

Just park this here, it may be of interest moving forward. Read in full here Affected Public: Businesses and Small UAS operators under 14 CFR part 107. Frequency of Submission: One submission per operation. Respondent Universe: small UAS operators under 14 CFR part 107. Reporting Burden: Total Estimated Responses: 124,000

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Low Cost Sense-and Avoid System Successful FAA Demo

Iris Automation, a San Francisco-based, venture-backed company, has made history by demonstrating the first long range, airborne sense and avoid system for industrial UAS as part of the FAA Pathfinder initiative. Although a dozen sense and avoid companies were invited, Iris Automation was the only airborne solution that participated. Over

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How Long Until We Have A UTM

There are many answers to that question, and the possibilities and complexities are endless if you can throw enough money at it. At this rate, with the quality of the proposals and the amount of funding and historical pace of the FAA, my guesstimate is a decade + for full

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Gretchen West Opens Drone World Expo 2017

Gretchen West, Senior Advisor Hogan Lovells, Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance and MC of the show, opened the 3rd Annual Drone World Expo with a review of the main events in the past year. In this period, the FAA has given 1280 waivers including 7 BVLoS and 5 over people.

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