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Drone Rules Undercuts the Rule of Law

The SkyPan Case: FAA Enforcement of Nebulous Drone Rules Undercuts the Rule of Law

The SkyPan Case: FAA Enforcement of Nebulous Drone Rules Undercuts the Rule of Law On January 17, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Skypan International, Inc., a private company specializing in aerial photography, announced that they had settled ongoing litigation against SkyPan for its allegedly illegal operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones. The FAA…

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uAvionix Partners with Robotic Skies

uAvionix Partners with Robotic Skies for Global Installation and Maintenance Services

uAvionix Partners with Robotic Skies for Global Installation and Maintenance Services uAvionix Corporation, the leading Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ADS-B avionics solution provider, announced today that it has chosen Robotic Skies as an installation and field maintenance partner for its line of avionics products designed for commercial drone aircraft. As part of the agreement, Robotic Skies will provide sales, installations, and ongoing…

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Gold Seal UAV Ground School Expands Curriculum

Gold Seal UAV Ground School Expands Curriculum

Gold Seal UAV Ground School Expands Curriculum Providing the Industry’s First Night Flight Operations and Waiver Lessons Today, UAVGroundSchool.com announced the addition of two new modules to their acclaimed FAA Part 107 online training program. The new Night Flight Operations and Waivers modules are the industries first detailed lessons in any Part 107 curriculum. These lesson modules, available to all…

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Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS

DJI Finds FAA’s Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS to be ‘Deeply Flawed’

DJI Finds FAA’s Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS to be ‘Deeply Flawed’ In a newly released white paper, drone manufacturer DJI has concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard “far too low” for determining which drones pose the lowest risk to people. The FAA’s 2015 registration task force (RTF) said unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing up…

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SkyFusion grows with FAA, Eurocontrol support

SkyFusion grows with FAA, Eurocontrol support

SkyFusion grows with FAA, Eurocontrol support The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that SkyFusion will include access to the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) operational data in addition to Eurocontrol’s pre-operational data, which is already incorporated. SkyFusion is an IATA-Harris Corporation cloud-based tool that enables airlines, air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airports to share and exchange operational information…

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FAA Finally Shows Skepticism

FAA Finally Shows Skepticism With Latest Drone Sightings Report

FAA Finally Shows Skepticism With Latest Drone Sightings Report The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) latest list of “pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen” reports of potential drone sightings has been prepared for the time period February through September 2016.  What is refreshing for a change is that the FAA finally appears to have some healthy skepticism of some…

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Xcel Energy partners with FAA

Xcel Energy partners with FAA on drone usage for inspections

Xcel Energy partners with FAA on drone usage for inspections Xcel Energy announced this week a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to research the safe operation of drone technology to inspect critical infrastructure. The agreement involves using unmanned aircraft systems to inspect more than 20,000 miles of Xcel Energy transmission lines in 10 states. The data collected from…

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