Tagged: FAA

New Members Join FAA Drone Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has appointed two new members to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The new members are Christian Ramsey, President of uAvionix Corp., headquartered in Bigfork, MT, and Lee Moak, founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Moak Group in Washington, D.C.

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Wing Supports ASTM Standard for Drone Remote ID

Wing is committed to the safe, open, and secure use of airspace. To that end, Wing supports the remote identification of drones (“Remote ID”), which will help to protect the public, promote responsible flying, and keep our skies open to all users. Following the December release of the FAA’s Notice

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Bye Aerospace Appoints Mark Armstrong, Son of Neil Armstrong, to Strategic Advisory Board

Bye Aerospace, developer of the eFlyer family of FAA Part 23-certified all-electric aircraft, announced that Mark Armstrong has joined the company as a Strategic Advisor. Armstrong is a software engineer and entrepreneur, as well as a singer/songwriter and public speaker. He spent 25 years working in technology, writing software and

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FAA DAC meeting – Feb 27 2020

This meeting is open to the public The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration

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FAA UAS Symposium

Registration is now open for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 5th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium June 16-18, 2020, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore.
The UAS Symposium brings enterprise drone operators, commercial remote pilots and recreational flyers face-to-face

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Dark Days in Droneland

Regarding the NPRM comments/questions section, I have stated publicly in articles, on forums, on social media platforms, and in several interviews; the FAA is under no obligation to change one word of the NPRM due to public comments. This regulatory situation is like trying to negotiate peace from the losing

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New Coalition Launches to Protect Model Aviation Hobby Industry, Starting with Fight for a Better Remote ID Rule

Coalition of aviation associations, hobby shops and manufacturers will lobby the FAA to limit burdensome regulation and protect the many jobs and businesses that support the model aviation hobby, as well as STEM learning opportunities. MUNCIE, Ind. – Today, a new coalition launched to protect the model aviation hobby industry,

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Empire Drone Company Gets FAA Approval to Spray Crops

Empire Drone Company has announced that it has received a Part 137 certification from the FAA. This certification allows Empire Drone Company to spray crops by drone, making them part of an elite list of a companies who have this authorization in the United States. There are several advantages over

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DroneUp Launches Airspace Planner with Native LAANC Integration

DroneUp, LLC, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, is pleased to announce that it has been named an Unmanned Aircraft System Service Supplier (USS) to provide the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). DroneUp’s LAANC capability will be

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James Norrod new CEO of PrecisionHawk

James Norrod has been named as our new Chief Executive Officer. Michael Chasen will lead PrecisionHawk’s advisory board and continue to champion efforts to integrate commercial drones into the National Airspace as Chair of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee. Mr. Norrod brings more than 25 years of experience leading companies

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Simlat Solution Delivered to FAA UAS Simulation Lab

Simlat has delivered its small UAS/drone simulation solution to the UAS simulation lab at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) NextGen Integration & Evaluation Capability (NIEC). The Simlat INTER simulator complies with the MAVLink protocol and can be easily integrated to UAS control software that

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Simlat UAS simulation delivered to the FAA UAS Simulation Lab

Simlat has delivered its small UAS/drone simulation solution to the UAS simulation lab at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) NextGen Integration & Evaluation Capability (NIEC). The Simlat INTER simulator complies with the MAVLink protocol and can be easily integrated to UAS control software that

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FAA Gets Swift Feedback on Drone ID Proposals

The FAA published on December 31 a detailed and long-awaited proposal to create a system to track and manage every flight by millions of drones, and many stakeholders responded swiftly: The online document logged more than 100,000 views and 1,000 comments within three days of its publication. Initial feedback on

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GAO Says FAA Could Better Leverage Test Site Program to Advance Drone Integration

The Federal Aviation Administration, in coordination with industry, is working on safely integrating drones into the national airspace with manned aircraft. FAA has 7 designated drone test sites, which have facilitated about 15,000 drone research flights since 2015. Both public and private entities have used the test sites to test

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NovAtel® Delivers First Shipment of Signal Generators to Modernize the FAA’s WAAS Navigation Service

Next-Generation NovAtel Ground Uplink Station Signal Generators Delivered for SBAS Modernization Hexagon | NovAtel announced that shipments of next-generation Ground Uplink Station (GUS) Signal Generators have commenced in fulfillment of the contract with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support the FAA’s safety of life Wide Area Augmentation

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FAA Should Improve Drone-Related Cost Information

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has undertaken actions to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”) into the national airspace and has developed plans to allow for increasingly complex operations, including operations over people and beyond visual-line-of-sight and—eventually—passenger operations (see figure). However, FAA efforts to track related costs may result

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FAA Probes Clusters of Mysterious Drones Flying Over Colorado

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into nighttime sightings of unidentified drones flying in formation over rural northeastern Colorado and southwest Nebraska over the last two weeks, the agency said. The cluster of drones, technically known as unmanned aircraft systems, have been spotted in at least four counties

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AMA – Remote ID

The FAA released the long-awaited proposed rule on UAS remote identification on December 26. While the proposal includes some elements that we advocated for, there are several concerning elements as well. We will need everyone’s help to ensure that the final rule on remote ID works as best as possible

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Foresight Can Also Be 2020

I told anyone who was listening that the remote ID (#RID for the folks on the socials) that this was an FAA ruse to put one over on the kiddies. The FAA gave everyone the “our hands are tied by DHS” hogwash, and they want RID (privacy, safety, data, detect

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2019 wrap-up from Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery bet

Deliveries take flight in the U.S. In April, Wing became the first drone operator to be certified as an air carrier by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With its expanded Air Carrier certificate, Wing’s permissions are the first to allow multiple pilots to oversee multiple unmanned aircraft making commercial deliveries

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FAA Issues Proposed Rule on Remote ID for Drones

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a proposed rule that would continue the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, into the nation’s airspace by requiring them to be identifiable remotely. “Remote ID technologies will enhance safety and security by allowing the

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DJI Is Reviewing FAA Proposal To Identify Drones In American Skies

FAA Rule For Remote Identification Intends To Bolster Safety, Security And Accountability DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is reviewing today’s proposed rule from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to remotely identify drones in American skies. The FAA proposal outlines its own approach to

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Skyryse Reveals the Skyryse Flight Stack, a First-of-its-Kind Automation Platform to Make Urban Air Travel Mainstream

Skyryse, a transportation company, today unveiled the Skyryse Flight Stack, a suite of automation technologies that will help the company make safe urban flight mainstream. The Skyryse Flight Stack comprises technology that automates flight in FAA-approved helicopters, safety and communication systems, and a network of smart helipads to ultimately create

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