N.C. Selected for FAA Drone Integration Pilot Program

Chao today announced that the N.C. Department of Transportation has been selected as one of only 10 participants in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or ‘drones’) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative that will …

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Extending the range of the UAS beyond visual line-of-sight

The platform was designed based on the findings and recommendations in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pathfinder Report, which acts as a blueprint for enterprises to conduct BVLOS drone operations. The new multirotor UAS — which can operate two …

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News and Updates – FAA Begins Drone Airspace Authorization Expansion

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun expanding an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide. Beginning today, the FAA is …

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FAA Increasing Access to Automated Airspace Approval for Drone Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) recently announced a nationwide expansion of its automated airspace approval system, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (“LAANC”), and that it will take applications for new UAS Service …

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Millions of drones will make US air traffic unmanageable within a few years unless we rethink some basic rules

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), overseeing the certification of these aircraft admits, “Existing airworthiness standards have developed from years of operational safety experience with manned aircraft and thus may be too restrictive for UAS in …

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