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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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FAA Bans Drones over Statue of Liberty and Other Landmarks

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over 10 Department of the

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FAA Restricts Drones over Statue of Liberty, Other Landmarks

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over 10 Department of

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Federal Judge Strikes Down City Drone Ordinance on Preemption Grounds

A federal judge struck down a Newton, Massachusetts, ordinance regulating drone operations in the city, holding that the ordinance was preempted based on Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) regulations and federal statutes. Saying the ordinance “essentially constitutes a wholesale ban on drone use” and was an “interven[tion] in the FAA’s careful

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Small Consumer Drones Unlikely to Cause Head Injury

Researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, the site of an FAA-sanctioned drone testing facility, concluded that the risks of a catastrophic head injury were less than 5 percent in an impact with a 2.6-pound unmanned vehicle, according to results published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Larger drones create

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Why You Need a Remote Pilot Certificate

Effective as of August 2016, the FAA’s first airman certificate was created and put into full effect for those who operate and fly small drones. Acing Part 107 is another step in the right direction for drone enthusiasts looking for a commercial license. Any small UAS drone user needs a

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FAA Helps Florida Drone Operators to Speed Hurricane Recovery

After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida last weekend, unmanned aircraft – more popularly, drones – have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts in the battered Sunshine State. When Irma’s winds and floodwaters damaged homes, businesses, roadways and industries, a wide variety of agencies sought Federal

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FAA Works with Florida Drone Operators to Speed Hurricane Recovery

After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida last weekend, unmanned aircraft – more popularly, drones – have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts in the battered Sunshine State. When Irma’s winds and floodwaters damaged homes, businesses, roadways and industries, a wide variety of agencies sought Federal

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Drone Laws in Virginia

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 Virginia Unfortunately, it’s very unclear where Virginia

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FAA Small Drone Rule Lets Unmanned Aircraft Soar

A host of new users is changing the world of commercial aviation thanks in large part to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small unmanned aircraft rule, Part 107 (PDF), which has now been in place for a year. Under the new regulations, drones are changing the way countless

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FAA Supports Drone Assessments for Houston Response

By Thursday morning, August 31, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration had issued 43 unmanned aircraft system authorizations to drone operators supporting the response and recovery for Hurricane Harvey or covering it as part of the media. The authorizations cover a broad range of activities by local, state and federal officials

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DRONEFAX Set to Capture Unrealized Market for Used Drones With Proprietary Inspection and Sales Model

The official launch of DRONEFAX (https://dronefax.us/) is big news for the drone industry, as the company offers a first-of-its-kind used drone brokerage service that includes physical inspection of every vehicle by a licensed FAA technician. DRONEFAX gives both sellers and buyers peace of mind and ensures a fair transaction. With

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Drone Laws in New Jersey

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 New Jersey New Jersey has a ton

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FAA Sponsored UAS-STEM Summer Camp at NMSU

With the increasing popularity of unmanned aerial systems, also known as drones, New Mexico State University capitalized on the opportunity to educate students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics and hosted its first-ever UAS-STEM camp this summer. NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory and STEM Outreach Center in the College of Education

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MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes FAA Approved Flight

On August 16th General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a MQ-9B SkyGuardian™ Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., through National Airspace, to its Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, Calif. The MQ-9B is a STANAG 4671 (NATO airworthiness standard for Unmanned Aircraft

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A Guide to NOTAMs, TFRs and Airspace Classification

If flying a drone/UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) commercially under Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules is your first foray into the aviation world, the alphabet soup of information you need to know can be intimidating. Reading sectional charts or deciphering NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen) and TFRs (Temporary

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