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Zing Drones Partners with Kansas DOT

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has partnered with Zing to test package delivery operations through the FAA’s new BEYOND program. The program is focusing on expanding operations that are Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), improving public perception of UAS, and quantifying the economic and societal impacts of

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Night Photography 101

Once you receive your daylight waiver from the FAA, no doubt you will be anxious to exercise your hard-won privilege. Night-time aerial photography is a great way to begin your exploration into darkness while capturing some dramatic images that you can add to your portfolio. From a photographer’s perspective, the

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FAA Moves Forward on Safe Integration of Drones

The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under the small unmanned aircraft rule (Part 107), including package delivery. “The development

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FAA moving forward to enable safe integration of drones

WASHINGTON – The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under the small unmanned aircraft rule (Part 107), including package delivery.

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FAA and NASA Complete Drone Demonstrations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has concluded the second phase of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Pilot Program (UTM/UPP). The agency ended the phase with virtual demonstrations in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and two UAS Test Sites: the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership

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ping200X the only TSO certified Mode-S transponder for UAS

ping200X is the premier FAA TSO Certified Mode S ADS-B OUT transponder for UAS. Enabling airspace access, regulator and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) acceptance worldwide, ping200X enables your aircraft to be detected by Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR), Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS), and ADS-B IN receivers. Compact and light,

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AlarisPro Announces New Features for FAA Reporting and Data Collection to Support Expanded Operational Approvals

New features simplify data capture and reporting for UAS operators AlarisPro, the leader in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) fleet management, has released a series of advanced features that enable more customized and granular reporting for UAS operators seeking approval for expanded UAS operations. The AlarisPro platform differentiates itself from other

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FAA Announces BEYOND UAS Integration Pilot Program

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue

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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Continues Partnership with Federal Aviation Administration to Launch Second Phase of Unmanned Aircraft Integration Pilot-Beyond

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) announced today its selection for participation in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) BEYOND program, as part of a follow-on effort to the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP). In the new program, CNO will continue its partnership with the FAA to

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Successful Completion of Drone Pilot Program, Announces New Program Called BEYOND

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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RID, Who Doesn’t Like To Ex Parte?

For the bag holders and Best Buy flyers, “ex parte” is Latin and loosely translates toa backroom deal, or sometimes just good old-fashioned private, public rulemaking. This RID thing is going to be great; everyone over at the FAA has been promising the bag-holder unfettered BVLOS (not just the dutiful

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Crop-Dusting Drone Gets FAA Test Approval

Pyka, a California-based tech startup, develops autonomous electric airplanes that may be spraying fields as the technology matures into the next decade. “Five years is a long time for us. The technology will evolve a lot over the next five years. There will be a lot of refinement,” said Michael

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Reno Fire Department Trials Drones for SAR Operations

Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), earlier this week Iris Automation conducted a live drone flight demonstration for the City of Reno Fire Department of its Casia onboard Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) collision avoidance system, which enables safe beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

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FAA Launches Drone Safety Week – November 16-22

The Federal Aviation Administration will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System as we continue to integrate drones and other new technologies. Drone Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for

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Inside LAANC and UAS Facility Maps

Andrew Elefant LAANC and UAS Facility Maps The purpose of this blog post is to dive a little deeper into LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability), the system to apply for and receive FAA authorization to operate in controlled airspace. Specifically, this post will go into more detail about

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Reno Partnership Aims to Equip Fire Department with Drones to Conduct Life-Saving River Search and Rescue Operations

Iris Automation conducts live demonstration flights of air safety solution for Reno Fire Department under FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), earlier this week Iris Automation conducted a live drone flight demonstration for the City

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uAvionix Files FAA TSO Application for World’s First Certified Drone Transponder

uAvionix Corporation announced it has filed a Technical Standard Order (TSO) application with the FAA Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) for its flagship Mode S ADS-B OUT transponder for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The ping200X follows a line of groundbreaking, low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) avionics developed and certified by

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RID And The OMB

Time to get your EO 12866 meeting scheduled up with the OMB and ask yourquestions about Remote Identification Rulemaking. It would appear that DJI hassomething scheduled up, how about you? Ho, Ho, Ho, I’m hearing you might even be getting all of this specialness byChristmas. If not, the FAA will

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NASA and Bell Simulate Urgent Medical Transport

A vision of what future critical medical response could look like was simulated on NASA’s second flight of the Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) demonstration Sept. 28 with partner Bell Textron Inc.. The SIO demonstration activity is a partnership with the FAA and industry partners to conduct demonstrations of potential

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FAA Expands Drone Access to Controlled Airspaces

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just made it easier for drone pilots to quickly and safely access controlled airspace by adding 133 air traffic facilities to the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is an automated application and approval system for drone pilots requesting to fly below

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Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

D-Fend Solutions, a supplier of RF cyber based counter-drone takeover technology, announced 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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Sonin Hybrid’s 140mph+ Drone 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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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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