Tagged: FAA

Sinclair Broadcast Group Celebrates 25,000th Drone Flight

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced the company’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) drone program recently completed its 25,000th logged flight. Sinclair’s program, which launched in 2016, operates across 45 of its newsrooms nationwide, with 119 FAA Part 107 certified pilots and 195 trained visual observers across its stations. The 25,000th flight

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Centaur supports FAA evaluation for large UAS BVLOS operations

This summer, Centaur, Aurora’s Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) system, participated in test flight operations at the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University, one of seven FAA UAS test sites in the United States. These flight tests supported the FAA’s Advanced Air

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ARE Corp – UAS Remote Pilot

When it comes to inaccessible or dangerous to access structural assets, our drone (UAS) services are the answer. We specialize in surveying, mapping, monitoring, data collection, and infrastructure inspections, all conducted in a safe, cost-effective, and expedient manner. Our UAS services team is comprised of skilled FAA Part 107 certified

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AUVSI, The song remains the same

By in large, the BOD is a veritable rogues gallery of folks that have been instrumental in destroying the domestic drone industry for their personal gain. As a byproduct, they also helped to facilitate a Chinese hardware monopoly using your money, kind of like the FAA did with taxpayer dollars.

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uAvionix Receives FAA Approvals for C-band Testing and Continues to Roll-out its SkyLine C2 at Several New Locations

uAvionix announced it has received FAA approvals to test its new skyLink Command and Control (C2) radios on the aviation-protected C-band frequencies and has expanded its plans to deploy the SkyLine enterprise managed C2 Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) network at several new locations in the US and Canada.

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Suter’s TOA288 UAV Engine Passes FAA FAR 33.49 Endurance Test

Suter has announced that its Suter TOA288 engine has passed an endurance test run according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation section 33.49 for reciprocating engines. FAR 33.49 is a demanding FAA reciprocating aircraft engine endurance test that is a requirement for manned aircraft piston engines to be certified

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Suter’s TOA288 UAV Engine Passes FAA FAR33.49 Endurance Test

Suter has announced its Suter TOA288 engine has passed an endurance test run according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation section 33.49 for reciprocating engines. FAR 33.49 is a demanding FAA reciprocating aircraft engine endurance test that is a requirement for manned aircraft piston engines to be certified for

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Johns Creek partners with Airspace Link for drone safety

The City of Johns Creek is partnering with Airspace Link, Inc., a provider of drone flight authorization and management solutions, to launch its new FLYSAFE program that helps local drone pilots fly safely and compliantly under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines. Johns Creek is the first municipality in Georgia to

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uAvionix Receives FAA TSO for World’s First Certified Drone GPS Receiver

uAvionix Corporation announced that it has received a Technical Standard Order (TSO) from the FAA for its “truFYX” Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) / Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capable GPS is the first to specifically target UAS platform navigation

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FPVFC Response AC 91-57C

Below is our response to the FAA’s Advisory Circular 91-57c regarding the changes slated for the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft. Overall, this Advisory Circular addresses the process of how to go about applying as a Community Based Organization (CBO) and the details regarding what the FAA

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Ever wonder why you can’t get the Drone Goodies?

You can; you just need to throw money at it. Maybe pay a carpetbagger show enough money (sponsorship) to garner the well-deserved title of “thought leader” (aka paid stooge), or sponsor (pay for) up a one-on-one meeting with FAA employees courtesy of the AUVSI, host of the $150 a day

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Swoop Aero is coming to the USA for FAA certification with their newly unveiled Kite

Swoop Aero was founded to transform how the world moves by making access to the skies seamless. We provide the world’s leading technology platform for sustainable, reliable, and scalable drone logistics, which we’ve used extensively in DR Congo, Malawi, and Scotland during the pandemic to support the COVID response, includingtransporting

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AURA Secures an Additional $30.9 Million from Investors to Advance Technology to Empower UAS Market

Series A Funding Follows NASA Partnership, FAA Rulemaking Role and FCC Spectrum Approval to Empower the U.S. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Market AURA Network Systems (AURA) announced today that it has closed a $30.9 million Series A funding round led by Mudrick Capital Management and Tracker Capital Management’s combined $30 million,

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Flirtey celebrates six-year anniversary of the ‘Kitty Hawk moment’, the first FAA-approved drone delivery in American history

Flirtey celebrates the sixth anniversary of the July 17, 2015 ‘Kitty Hawk Moment’, the first FAA-approved drone delivery in American aviation history, conducted by Flirtey. Flirtey is now taking pre-orders for drone delivery systems. The Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine recorded of this historic milestone, “it had the FAA’s blessing

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Stockpile Reports Selects American Robotics to Build Out Automated Drone Program

American Robotics, a commercial developer of fully-automated drone systems, has announced that Stockpile Reports, a solutions provider for the bulk materials industry serving over 300 companies in 48 countries, selected American Robotics’ Scout System to build out its automated drone program. With American Robotics’ first-of-its-kind FAA approvals to operate without

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Stockpile Reports selects American Robotics to build out an automated drone program

American Robotics, a leading commercial developer of fully automated drone systems, today announced that Stockpile Reports, a solutions provider for the bulk materials industry serving over 300 companies in 48 countries, selected American Robotics’ Scout System to build out its automated drone program. With American Robotics’ first-of-its-kind FAA approvals to

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Percepto appointed to FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee for Beyond Visual Line of Sight Flights

Percepto, pioneering autonomous inspection by industrial robotics today announced that it has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in the market-leading new BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) whose work will entail developing a regulatory path for standard drone operations Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS). Percepto

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DJI Dipping, Drones getting pricey, and signs of industry maturation – Drone Trends for 2021

Ilan YusimHead of Marketing|SkyWatch.AI Commercial drone usage has expanded exponentially ever since the FAA issued its first drone commercial permit in 2006. 15 years later, drone manufacturing shows no sign of slowing down. So what’s new in the commercial drone industry? At SkyWatch, we conducted research using data spanning dozens

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Skyward and FAA to Test Cellular-Connected Drones

Skyward, a Verizon company, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test cellular-connected drones. This announcement reaffirms that drone technology like the software developed by Skyward is one of the innovations needed to empower cellular-connected drones to unlock complex operations like beyond visual

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Skyward and Federal Aviation Administration to test cellular-connected drones

PORTLAND, OREGON – Skyward, A Verizon company, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test cellular-connected drones. This announcement reaffirms that drone technology like the software developed by Skyward is one of the innovations needed to empower cellular-connected drones to unlock complex operations

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Skydio – Breaking regulatory barriers for remote operations

Jenn Player Today we celebrate an extraordinary regulatory breakthrough that enables BNSF Railway to remotely operate dock-based Skydio drones across a large portion of its network. It is the first national approval of remote, dock-based operations in the United States. Almost a year in the making, today’s FAA approval solidifies

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New FAA Recreational Drone Operator Test

The FAA has announced a list of approved organization to administer a recreational drone test, designed to provide recreational drone pilots with “aeronautical safety knowledge and an overview of the rules for operating drones in the National Airspace System,” says the FAA press release:

All recreational flyers must pass an aeronautical

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DroneUp Selected to the FAA’s BVLOS Aviation Rule Making Committee to Advance Drone Operations

Today, DroneUp, announced that they had been selected to sit on The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rule Making Committee (ARC) to participate in the development of beyond line of sight drone flights. John Vernon, DroneUp’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), will represent DroneUp on

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