Tagged: FAA

Thumbnail for 45193

United States Government Accountability Office- FAA lacks reliable information about the extent of unsafe use of sUAS in the NAS

Something for the weekend sir, an interesting report – GAO sUAS Report -from the United States Government Accountability Office. Well worth sitting down with a beer and considering. What GAO Found The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) information on the extent of unsafe use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in

Read Full Article Here

Thumbnail for 45082

Israeli Company Flytrex in FAA Pilot Program

Israeli drone logistics company Flytrex has teamed up with the North Carolina state government to participate in a groundbreaking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot program that will bring Flytrex’s food-delivery drone technology closer to rollout in the United States. It’s a significant step for Flytrex, whose CEO Yariv Bash last

Read Full Article Here

Drone Laws in Arkansas

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 Arkansas If you’re the hiking type,

Read Full Article Here

Drone Laws in Mississippi

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 Mississippi Jones Memorial Park, while possibly

Read Full Article Here

FAA Modifies Restrictions on Drones over DoD Facilities

At the request of the Department of Defense, and Federal security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address the potential threat posed by malicious

Read Full Article Here

FAA Picks North Dakota for IPP

North Dakota has been selected as one of 10 participants in a pilot program to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration has selected the North Dakota Department of Transportation, with the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in

Read Full Article Here

FAA Integration Pilot Program Awardees in Detail

Last week U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao that USDOT has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. “Data gathered from these pilot projects will form the basis of a new regulatory framework to safely integrate drones

Read Full Article Here

FAA Selects 10 Drone Programs for Testing

Accompanied by technology innovators and government leaders from across the nation, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the 10 state, local and tribal governments who will conduct flight tests as part of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. “We know our diverse new partners will

Read Full Article Here

UAS Integration Pilot Program News

Was the state or area you live in chosen by the FAA to participate in its UAS Integration Pilot Program? We congratulate the following selected participants:

  • City of Reno, Nevada
  • City of San Diego, California
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (Virginia Tech)
  • Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Lee County (Florida) Mosquito Control District
  • Memphis-Shelby

    Read Full Article Here

N.C. Selected for FAA Drone Integration Pilot Program

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the N.C. Department of Transportation has been selected as one of only 10 participants in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or ‘drones’) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative that will shape the future of drones in America. “We are

Read Full Article Here

Vigilant Aerospace to Provide FlightHorizon for Airspace Safety to Multiple FAA Unmanned Aircraft Integration Pilot Programs

Vigilant Aerospace is providing detect-and-avoid and airspace management solutions using its FlightHorizon product to two of the ten winning Unmanned Aircraft Integration Pilot Programs (UIPP) announced today by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and US Department of Transportation (DOT). Vigilant Aerospace is honored to be a member of the winning

Read Full Article Here

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program Selectees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that USDOT has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. First announced last October, this White House initiative partners the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with local, state and

Read Full Article Here

Reno-Flirtey Picked for Integration Pilot Program

Flirtey, a Nevada-based drone delivery service company that is pioneering life-saving applications of drone technologies, and the City of Reno have been selected by the Department of Transportation for the highly competitive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. The DOT received more 140 applications and

Read Full Article Here

Drone Laws in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma Do you guys remember the

Read Full Article Here

Drone Laws in Oregon

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 Oregon Oregon holds a ton of

Read Full Article Here

Drone Laws in Kentucky

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 Kentucky Though it hasn’t officially open

Read Full Article Here

Kittyhawk & Jeppesen’s LAANC Tools

Drone app maker Kittyhawk and Jeppesen have formed a new partnership to roll out a robust set of LAANC tools: the Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability system currently being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Both see a future where the lines between manned and unmanned flight operations disappear

Read Full Article Here

Drone Laws in Iowa

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 Iowa If you’re a drone lover

Read Full Article Here

Drone Laws in Connecticut

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 Connecticut Connecticut has a large number

Read Full Article Here

FAA Preparing for Automated Authorized Real-Time Drone Flight

The FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program has begun their beta testing phase, currently being implemented incrementally across the United States of America. Since November of last year, 2017, a prototype of the system has been placed in 44 airports. The majority of these prototypes can be

Read Full Article Here

Boeing and Kittyhawk Team up on LAANC Drone Authorizations

Kittyhawk, the market leader in enterprise drone operations software, today announced a collaboration with Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, where the companies have started working toward being to offer digital airspace authorization directly from the FAA into Kittyhawk’s platform. Upon FAA approval, Kittyhawk’s elite enterprise customers will be able to receive

Read Full Article Here

FAA Begins Nationwide LAANC Beta Test

From Monday this week, the FAA is phasing in a nationwide beta test of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) that will deploy the system incrementally at nearly 300 air traffic facilities covering approximately 500 airports. The beta expansion follows successful evaluation of a prototype LAANC system last

Read Full Article Here

What are NOTAMs?

The acronym “NOTAM” stands for “Notice to Airmen” and was put into place in April 1947. NOTAMs are informational advisories (not laws) and are filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to give pilots and remote pilot operators notice of any potential hazards that could affect the safety of their

Read Full Article Here

Air Traffic Control for Drones

Within the next few years, millions of drones may be regularly flying over U.S. skies, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry partners on developing a system for managing drone air traffic. We recently spoke with

Read Full Article Here

Act Now to Save Section 336!

Many people today who are involved professionally in aviation, both manned and unmanned, started as hobby flyers of model aircraft. And many of these professionals still fly as hobbyists in addition to their professional capacities. Section 336 is the part of the FAA Act that allows hobbyist and recreational model

Read Full Article Here