Transportation Dept to Launch Pilot Program for UAS Integration in the Natl Airspace

“The program recognizes the importance of community participation in meaningful discussions about balancing local and national interests related to integrating unmanned aircraft,” noted FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. FAA said the pilot program will …

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Mississippi Joins Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex

The Mississippi program will be led by Mississippi State University and will include several UAS test and evaluation sites in the state. MSU is also the lead for the FAA’s UAS Center of Excellence – the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through …

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New Program Will Test Air Traffic Control for Drones

How do you keep small drone aircraft safe in the world’s busiest national airspace? One idea is to have them use cellphone networks to feed data back to an air traffic control system made just for drones. A startup called Airware is working with NASA on a project exploring how to manage the swarms of commercial drones expected to start appearing in U.S. skies. The four-year program will create a …

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