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For the past several years, thousands of hobbyist drones, plus fleets from over 116,000 commercial remote pilots, have entered the airspace causing concern amongst regulators on how to combat aerial interference. Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a notice stating that recreational pilots of unmanned aircraft must steer clear of controlled airspace and other restricted ai
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently released its two-decade Aerospace Forecast for fiscal years 2019-2039. While they've successfully predicted steady growth in the drone industry over the past five years, this latest annual update reveals that they've underestimated the phenomenal rate of adoption for unmanned aerial vehicles.'A comparison of last year’s data with this year’s (201
Government officials are looking to add more than a simple license plate to UAVs.It's been an eventful week for the drone industry. One topic that dominated keynotes, seminars, and conversations at AUVSI's annual XPONENTIAL conference was the urgency for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to finalize the remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).This past Monday, the same da
A month after Wing was given the green light to deliver various goods via drone in Australia's capital, Canberra, the Alphabet subsidiary has become the first company to get the official go-ahead from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin a commercial drone delivery service in the US. Wing announced it had received Air Carrier Certification from the FAA, which allows the compa
Time is running out to weigh in on important polices that will impact the future of drone operations in the U.S. This Monday, April 15th at 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, marks the final deadline for the public to submit comments on two separate Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Aviation Administation (FAA).An NPRM is issued, by law, from one of the government's indepe
The US government is ordering that all drone owners in the US add external markings to their drones, displaying registration numbers to make it easier to trace the drone back to its owner.The FAA regulation was published today at the Federal Register and will take effect on February 23rd, 2019, so drone owners have the next 10 days to add markings.When drone registrations were mandated the first
America's Federal Aviation Authority has put forth a set of proposed amendments to current drone laws that would allow drone users to fly over crowds and at night under certain circumstances, without needing to file paperwork and obtain exemptions... Continue Reading FAA proposes relaxing drone laws, potentially allowing drone deliveries to begin Category: Drones Tags: Deliver
The FAA, the agency that regulates airspace in the United States, has issued a warning to drone operators as a reminder not to interfere with emergency operations in areas affected by Hurricane Michael.Drones are frequently used during disasters for tasks such as search and rescue or damage assessment, but this work is performed by trained professionals and volunteers, and is tightly coordinated
In a move that will benefit just about everyone involved with the process, DJI has been approved by the FAA as a UAS Service Supplier and will be able to offer Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) within their applications to create a line of communication between professional drone pilots and the FAA. Designed to be used as an approval service for flying drones in what
Drone maker DJI has been approved by the The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to authorize drone flights in controlled airspace around airports as part of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program.LAANC was established earlier this year by the FAA to facilitate drone operation for professional pilots near approximately 500 airports where commercial drone flig is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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