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DJI Demands Withdrawal Of Misleading Drone Collision Video

Simulation Was Staged Faster Than Both Maximum Possible Speed And FAA Guidelines October 19, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today demanded the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) withdraw a misleading video and blog post which claim to depict a collision between

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Avitas Gets First FAA Civil BVLOS Approval with Radar

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes the company to fly a UAS over 55 lb at low altitudes without a visual observer for industrial inspection;

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First Civilian BVLOS Flights with Radar

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without a visual observer

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Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, is the First FAA-Approved Civil Use of Beyond Visual Line of Sight with Radar

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without a visual observer

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President Trump Signs FAA Reauthorization Act into Law

On Friday, October 5, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 302, the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018,” which reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration and related revenue authorities through September 30, 2023. It modifies the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster assistance authorities; provides $1.68 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations

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Vigilant Aerospace Uses FlightHorizon to Monitor Airspace for North Dakota UAS IPP Flight-Over-People with FAA Observation

Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc. has successfully participated in a ground-breaking unmanned aircraft flight that helps to pave the way for routine flights over people, a major milestone in the development of commercial drone regulations and the use of unmanned aircraft in the US. Vigilant Aerospace provided airspace monitoring, flight safety

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FAA Approves Nine New LAANC Service Providers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced nine new partners to its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative, an innovative collaboration between the FAA and the drone industry that provides near real-time processing of airspace authorizations for Part 107 drone operators nationwide who fly in controlled airspace. Following

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FAA Approves DJI To Authorize Customer Flights In Controlled Airspace

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has been approved to offer Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services for professional drone pilots. After a rigorous test and validation of DJI’s technology capabilities, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday announced its approval of

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FAA Approves L.A.A.N.C CERTIFIED USS for UK-based Altitude Angel

READING, UNITED KINGDOM – Altitude Angel, the global company defining Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), today proudly announces its approval by the Federal Aviation Authority (F.A.A.) as a UAS Service Supplier (U.S.S.) of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (L.A.A.N.C.). This is great news for Altitude Angel’s customers since full

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FAA Targets UAS Violators for Enforcement

Pilots of unmanned aircraft (“drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires, law enforcement efforts, or other first responders, such as medical flights, now are more likely to face serious civil penalties, even for first-time offenses. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided guidance for agency personnel who handle possible drone violations

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FAA Reauthorization Call To Action – before it’s too late

The RC hobbyist has been abandoned and ultimately disenfranchised by a system and Federal Aviation Administration that has proven itself to be ineffectual in safely integrating UAS into the National Airspace System. Airmap, AMA, AUVSI, Amazon, DJI, Google, PrecisionHawk, et al. are apparently more interested in moving product and denying

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Department of Labor Certified Unmanned Aerial Systems Apprenticeship Program

The Nations first U.S. Department of Labor Certified Unmanned Aerial Systems Apprenticeship Program launched on September 26 2018 in Dallas, Texas. A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor, FAA Southwest Regional Office, RMS Aerospace and Dallas County Community College District, the 12-month apprenticeship is the most comprehensive professional UAS

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Drone Groupthink and the Short Bus Stakeholder

Are you people crazy? One thing that has become commonplace in what I will call “the integration routine.” The routine gets played every time the FAA needs to stall for a few years. It’s a bait and switch where the FAA pulls the prom date routine on the droners. They

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The FAA Drone Tracker Has Officially Launched

After an incredibly long wait, the sixth, and final, installment of the FAA’s real-time drone flight authorization system has become live across the nation. After a successful beta test that took place last spring for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, or the LAANC, within a total of 6

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Virginia Tech collaboration with State Farm helps secure FAA waiver for drone operations over populated areas in states impacted by Hurricane Florence

Virginia Tech collaboration with State Farm helps secure FAA waiver for drone operations over populated areas in states impacted by Hurricane Florence Insurer working with Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership as member of the FAA Integration Pilot Program on research to expand safe drone operations September 19, 2018 — State Farm

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Flirtey Complete First Flights Under Drone Integration Pilot Program

Reno-based drone company Flirtey has completed the first multi-drone delivery demonstration with a single pilot under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program. The successful test, which was performed in front of FAA representatives, puts the company on track to gain approval for its drone delivery program and start

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Online Drone Pilot Recurrent Test Prep Course From King Schools Makes Renewing Remote Pilot Certificates Quick And Easy

Drone pilots now have a quick and easy way to prepare for their Remote Pilot certificate renewal with the online Drone Pilot Recurrent Test Prep Course from King Schools. Martha King, Co-Chairman of King Schools, said, “The FAA Remote Pilot Recurrent Knowledge Test eliminates questions on many areas that applicants

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Drones Need Remote IDs

“Drones are going to do for aviation what the internet did for information,” acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell said yesterday and called on the industry to work with the FAA to fully integrate them into the National Airspace System.

Giving the keynote address at the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas, Elwell

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uAvionix Receives TSO Authorization from FAA for skyBeacon ADS-B OUT Solution

uAvionix today announced it has received Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its skyBeacon wingtip-mounted ADS-B OUT solution. The skyBeacon integrated solution consists of a total of five (5) TSOs: ADS-B (TSO-C154c, Class B1S) GPS (TSO-C145d, Class Beta 1) Barometric altitude sensor (TSO-C88b) Position Light (TSO-C30c, Type I) Anti-collision light

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Fashion Institute of Technology Fall Drone Courses

Thinking about adding a drone to your business or starting a new career flying one? This November, FIT can teach you how to master drone flight and prepare for the FAA’s Remote Pilot Knowledge Test.

Business and hobby pilots can now learn how to fly their drones safely and legally, understand

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FAA’s Drone Pilot Program Off to a Good Start

The FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program has been busy accelerating drone technology in four states during the month of August. “Data gathered from these pilot projects will form the basis of a new regulatory framework to safely integrate drones into our national airspace,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao at

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