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AOPA Backs Senate FAA Bill

AOPA Backs Senate FAA BillDavid Tulis

AOPA Backs Senate FAA Bill The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the FAA. Joe Kildea posted an article on AOPA stating…

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Get Past No-Fly Zone With Coptersafe

Get Past No-Fly Zone With CoptersafeVerge

Get Past No-Fly Zone With Coptersafe A Russian software company, ironically named Coptersafe, is selling modifications to help consumers get past government- and military-enforced no-fly zones. In recent years, the US government has cracked down on unauthorized drone flights. As a response to the warnings and fines imposed by the law, drone maker DJI has put a number of safety…

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Kespry enters insurance sector

Kespry enters insurance sector with new drone platform featuresIstock

Kespry enters insurance sector with new drone platform features According to Patrick C. Miller of UAS Mag, Kespry just made its official entrance into the insurance sector. The drone hardware, software and cloud services developer made a bold move this week by including imagery and automated analysis for roofing inspections as part of its enterprise drone platform. George Mathew, Kespry CEO and chairman, said the…

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New Civilian Drone Services From Leonardo

New Civilian Drone Services From LeonardoLeonardo

New Civilian Drone Services From Leonardo Leonardo has announced a new partnership with Heli Protection Europe (HPE). The purpose of the partnership isto offer surveillance and reconnaissance services via the operation of remotely piloted air vehicles (RPAS) on behalf of civil customers such as police and emergency responders. Leonardo aims to provide services that involve the gathering and management of data…

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S-100 Completes Successful Qualification Flights

S-100 Completes Successful Qualification FlightsSchiebel

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 Completes Successful Qualification Flights On French Navy’s BPC Dixmude Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) once again convinced with its outstanding maritime capability when successfully completing qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude,…

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Air Traffic Control Reform 2017

Air Traffic Control Reform 2017Think Stock Photo

Air Traffic Control Reform 2017: Frequently Asked Questions The 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act Offers Opportunity for Needed Modernization The air traffic control reforms contained in the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (21st Century AIRR) Act, recently introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), comprises the most significant aviation policy reform since…

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Spanish Defence Ministry Selects AUDS System

Spanish Defence Ministry Selects AUDS System AUDS system

Spanish Defence Ministry Selects AUDS System to Detect and Neutralise UAVs/Drones AUDS detect-track-identify-defeat counter-drone system is the only mission-deployed fully integrated, military grade counter-UAS system on the market The Spanish Defence Ministry (Ministerio de Defensa) has selected the AUDS counter-UAV system to protect critical assets and personnel from the growing threat posed by malicious unmanned aircraft systems or drones. The…

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DRL Season 2 Drops On ESPN2

DRL Season 2 Drops On ESPN2DRL

DRL Season 2 Drops On ESPN2 Your Guide To Watching The Drone Racing League’s 2017 World Championship Season According to the Drone Racing League‘s Facebook page, along with recent reports found on Gear Brain, it appears that DRL Season 2 is officially here and all 16 races of the 2017 drone racing season are now airing. The first race aired on ESPN…

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21st Century AIRR Act Affects Drones

How the 21st Century AIRR Act Affects DronesRupprecht Law

How the 21st Century AIRR Act Affects Drones The scope of this is ONLY for unmanned aircraft since that is what my business is about. 🙂 The title of the bill is “21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act’’ and has multiple provisions for unmanned aircraft. I’ll outline below the major provisions for each of the areas. I’ll continue…

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