Kentucky scores major partnership with MIT to fuel innovation

Last year, the FAA created the UAS Integration Pilot Program, which allowed local governments to apply for innovation zones where new drone operations would be permitted beyond the current visual line-of-sight limitations. The application submitted by the …

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Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

“Adding VTOL fixed wing UAS to our current fleet of rotary wing UAS is timely as we work with our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) partners to extend the … authority within Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR), such as those established over …

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Near-Instant Nationwide Drone Use Authorization on the Way

For one month beginning April 16, the FAA will accept and consider applications from more entities to provide LAANC services beyond the current four (Rockwell Collins, AirMap, Project Wing and Skyward). The LAANC system relies on data sharing and UAS …

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Alpa Laboratories : , A4A, NATCA Urge Congress to Allow Full FAA Regulation of All UAS

The current restriction by Congress has limited the FAA ‘s ability to fully regulate UAS to the point that safety of the national airspace is at risk. “Small drones are very difficult to visually acquire by pilots in flight or by air traffic controllers in …

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018 Conference Program Announced & Registration Open

The current exhibitor list can be viewed here. For the fourth consecutive year, the exhibit floor will have a UAV/UAS pavilion to arm delegates with insight into the growing UAV/UAS market and the opportunities this presents for aerial LiDAR professionals.

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