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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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Drone Delivery Services Provide Much-needed Supplies to Rural Communities

Since the beginning of the pandemic, drone delivery services have served an important role in combating the spread of the virus and providing much-needed services and supplies to people in rural communities. United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS), which became the first-ever drone airline to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval,

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Moog’s Gauntlet Defends Kennedy Space Center

Moog Inc. Space and Defense Group has announced its support of NASA drone detection trials in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restricted airspace around launch pads 39A and B of Kennedy Space Center. The presence of unapproved aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in this area presents significant security risks

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DroneUp Releases Operation Last-Mile: Critical Drone Delivery Report

DroneUp recently partnered with Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in tests designed to determine how unmanned aerial systems can assist with critical delivery during times of crisis under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 regulations. The test participants conducted exercises from April 6 through April 9, 2020, on

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DroneUp Releases Operation Last-Mile: Critical Drone Delivery – a Part 107 Report

DroneUp recently partnered with Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in tests designed to determine how unmanned aerial systems can assist with critical delivery during times of crisis under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 regulations. The test participants conducted exercises from April 6 through April 9, 2020, on

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FAA UAS Symposium Agenda Announced

The FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition will take place as two unique episodes on July 8 -9 and August 18 – 19, 2020 to address the latest developments across all regulations and operations. Episode 1 will take place July 8-9 with a focus on UTM and international

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Most Drones in Controlled Airspace Lack FAA Approval

A dangerously close encounter between a camera drone and six F/A-18 Hornets flying in formation during a recent U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration over Detroit, Mich., confirms the latest aviation safety research released by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The study, published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

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Adaptive Recreational Therapy utilizing sUAS

Joseph Dorando 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

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FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) have announced the two-part virtual event for the FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition, Episodes I and II, will take place on July 8 to 9 and August 18 to 19, 2020. Episode I is

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Most Drones in Controlled Airspace Lack FAA Approval and a Third Fly Too High, Researchers Report

A dangerously close encounter between a camera drone and six F/A-18 Hornets flying in formation during a recent U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration over Detroit, Mich., confirms the latest aviation safety research released by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The study, published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

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Drone Delivers Prescriptions to Florida Retirees

Retirees in The Villages, a central Florida community, will start getting their prescriptions delivered by drone next month! UPS Flight Forward and CVS are teaming up to use Matternet’s M2 drone delivery system and are approved under FAA Part 107 rules to start the deliveries to more than 135,000 residents

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Matternet’s M2 Drone Approved to Start D&R Testing

Matternet has announced it has reached a major milestone in the FAA’s Type Certification process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). After meeting rigorous FAA requirements, the Matternet M2 drone system is approved to start Durability and Reliability (D&R) testing, one of the final steps to be granted Type Certification. Achieving

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US Department of Justice Issues Guidance for Counter-UAS Actions

Attorney General William P. Barr has issued Guidance to Department of Justice components regarding counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) actions authorized under the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 (the Act). “This guidance was the product of extensive collaboration between the Department of Justice, the Department of Transportation and the FAA,”

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Dive Delivery Begins Backyard Drone Deliveries of Essential Goods in San Mateo & Contra Costa Counties (CA)

In an effort to get people familiar with the concept of drone-based deliveries, Dive Delivery has secured confirmation of permission from the FAA to perform drone deliveries under existing Part 107 rules and regulations. Dive Delivery will use off-the-shelf drones equipped with drop mechanisms to conduct visual line of sight

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FAA Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID Development

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating

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Drone Integration Work at NY UAS Test Site

CAL Analytics to Lead Development and Testing of UTM Contingency Management Platform at Griffiss International Airport Syracuse, NY – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded a $1.6M contract that will advance unmanned traffic management (UTM) at the New York (NY) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site. CAL Analytics will

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID Development

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information

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FAA NEW Drone Training Program

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) is a new program designed for universities, colleges, and technical schools by the FAA to recognize institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. Post-secondary institutions with UAS curriculums that want to be recognized as UAS-CTI participants

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