Airbus Aerial to Bring Aerial Services Expertise to US Department of Transportation Programs in Virginia, North Dakota as UAS IPP Participant

US Department of Transportation UAS Integration Pilot Program to lay foundation for … program implemented through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aimed at developing a regulatory framework for expanded drone operations nationwide.

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Addresses UAS Symposium, Asks Industry to Step Up

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao addressed the audience at the FAA’s UAS Symposium yesterday. In taped remarks, the Chao told attendees that operations over people, night flight, and flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) were on the way.

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North Carolina Aviation Division joins FAA Drone Integration Program

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation recently applied for the FAA’s drone integration pilot program. The three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) IPP tests small drone operations in partnership with state, local and tribal …

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Drone STEM Education: Don’t Miss an Opportunity to Introduce the Next Generation of Flight

In a significant development, the Trump administration recently signed a presidential directive requiring the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the FAA to accelerate the integration of advanced UAS operations within the NAS. Consequently, the FAA …

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Today’s Congressional Hearing on UAS: Shuster and LoBiondo Opening Statements

The “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Emerging Uses in a Changing National Airspace” hearing was opened by statements from Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – author of the AIRR Act version of the FAA …

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