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FAA accepts (ASTM) F3586-22 for RID

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pleased to inform you that the Administrator accepts the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F3586-22, “Standard Practice for Remote ID Means of Compliance to Federal Aviation Administration Regulation 14 CFR Part 89”, with additions identified in notice of availability (NOA) as an

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New York UAS Test Site Selected for FAA UTM Field Test

FAA UTM Field Test project will test new capabilities and proposed standards that support complex, high-volume drone flights throughout diverse environments. (ROME, NEW YORK) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a task order contract to the New York UAS Test Site (NYUASTS) for the next uncrewed aircraft systems

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American Water Earns FAA BVLOS Waiver

American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced that it has been granted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS). This waiver will allow American Water to fly 4-miles from the UAS pilot providing the company with

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US Appeals Court Upholds FAA Rules on Drone Identification

A U.S. Appeals Court on Friday upheld rules set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requiring drones to have remote identification technology to enable them to be identified from the ground. The rules, which were finalized in April 2021, give drone manufacturers 18 months to begin producing drones with so-called

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RaceDayQuads Vs FAA RID ruling

STEPHEN DICKSON, ADMINISTRATOR AND FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, RESPONDENTS On Petition for Review of an Order of the Federal Aviation Administration, Jonathan Rupprecht argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Elizabeth Candelario and Kathleen Yodice. Casen B. Ross, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for

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Swoop Aero joins forces with FAA and CASA to undertake a joint certification process 

Melbourne, Australia: Swoop Aero, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) are undertaking a joint Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS) certification project to catalyse the advancement and strengthening of the global aviation industry. Over the coming months, the project will enable the seamless integration of drone

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Percheron and TC Energy Granted UAS BVLOS Waiver

Percheron partnered with TC Energy to execute an exploratory project investigating the process of obtaining a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) waiver from the FAA, and the viability of executing BVLOS UAS flights in a real-world scenario along a pre-selected Right of Way in the Northeast. Percheron’s expert UAS

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Dude, Where Is My Launch License?

The inspiration for this piece is the Launch License or lack of Launch License for SpaceX. The FAA is up to its old arbitrary hurdle tricks with some arbitrary impediments to progress. Is the rhetoric from the Whitehouse not making it 2 miles down the street to the FAA? From

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Dominion Energy Secures Pivotal BVLOS Waiver for Power Facility Inspections Using Skydio X2

Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) and Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Dominion Energy a pivotal approval to fly Skydio drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) to inspect power generation facilities in seven states. Dominion

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A drone that can avoid obstacles helped win a sweeping new approval for aerial inspections of power facilities

Since the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership was designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an official drone test site in 2013, its research has helped shape drone integration in the U.S. In the process, it has carved out new opportunities for companies that see powerful ways to use

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Embry-Riddle Researchers Get FAA Grant to Improve Drone Safety

Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently received a $371,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study the detection systems of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to improve the safety of their operation. “The research will inform the development of standards and requirements for the accuracy of detect-and-avoid (DAA)

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AAAC, and BEYOND, The No-Confidence Game

The FAA has known for more than a decade now that they were going to be mandated to integrate drones into the NAS. The 2012 FAA Reauthorization was signed into law. The September 2014 Part 107 rollout mandate came and went as well as the 2015 full NAS integration mandate.

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Zipline Gets FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certification

Zipline announced that it has received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 air carrier certification to operate in the U.S. Zipline is now authorized to complete the longest range on-demand commercial drone deliveries in the U.S., with operations covering the largest area and greatest distance of any uncrewed commercial

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Asylon Receives First-of-Their-Kind BVLOS Waivers for Automated Security Drone System

Asylon, Inc., the leading air and ground robotic security company in the United States, announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted them three beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) waivers for their automated security drone-in-a-box system and service. These three waivers account for four initial sites around

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Daedalean concluded a joint research project with the FAA on Neural Network-Based Runway Landing Guidance for General Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a 140-page project report on the study and flight test of a neural network and vision-based runway landing guidance system developed by Daedalean. Zurich/New Jersey, 2022-05-24. Yesterday, the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center Aviation Research Division Atlantic City International Airport made publicly available

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Drones in Firefighting

Flown in the grizzled hands of FAA Part 107 certificated firefighters, drones are highly capable tools and many firefighters have come to rely on the information they provide during and after a major fire incident.

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FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

German drone delivery company Wingcopter has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria,

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FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter, Marking Important Milestone in U.S. Type Certification Process

Weiterstadt, Germany – German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the

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