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Hanover Receives FAA Approval

Town of Hanover Receives FAA Approval to Use Drones

Town of Hanover Receives FAA Approval to Use Drones The Town of Hanover has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its drone program, the first municipality in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to have licensed pilots and a FAA approved Air Wing for municipal operation of its unmanned aircraft. Working in consultation with the Association of Professional Drone…

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FAA Digitizes Drone Limits

FAA Digitizes Drone Limits

FAA Digitizes Drone Limits And Launches Updates The FAA announced April 7 that it will soon prohibit drone flights over 133 military facilities nationwide, followed days later by word that drones may eventually get faster access to other airspace. The agency on April 10 said maps used by staff to make decisions on Part 107 airspace authorization and waiver requests…

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FAA Issues New AD for Super Decathlons

FAA Issues New AD for Super Decathlons Over Cracked Hinge Concerns

FAA Issues New AD for Super Decathlons Over Cracked Hinge Concerns The FAA is requiring inspections on the American Champion airplanes over a report of a cracked aileron hinge. The FAA has adopted a new airworthiness directive, effective Wednesday, in response to a report of an event aboard an American Champion Aircraft Corp. airplane. Specifically, a pilot reported dealing with…

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FAA-approved 3D-printed parts

Boeing uses first FAA-approved 3D-printed parts for the 787

Boeing uses first FAA-approved 3D-printed parts for the 787 It’s the first time a plane will use 3D- printed metals as structural components. Boeing expects to shave $2 to $3 million off each 787 Dreamliner’s manufacturing costs by 2018, thanks to 3D-printed titanium. The company has teamed up with Norwegian company Norsk Titanium to create the first printed structural titanium components…

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Security Sensitive Flight Restrictions

Security Sensitive Flight Restrictions

Security Sensitive Flight Restrictions The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a notice requesting that all pilots and remote pilots be aware of the newest Notice to Airmen. Please be sure to read the notice (located below) or on the FAA’s website and share with your friends. The FAA has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national…

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Automate Drone Airspace Authorizations

FAA, Industry Work To Automate Drone Airspace Authorizations

FAA, Industry Work To Automate Drone Airspace Authorizations The Federal Aviation Administration is taking steps to automate the approvals that drone operators need to fly in controlled airspace and to track small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that are already in flight. Under an initiative called the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), the FAA has developed maps with pre-approved…

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AUVSI Releases Waiver Report

AUVSI Releases Waiver Report

AUVSI Releases Waiver Report The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) released a report indicating that almost 90% of the Part 107 waivers granted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) went to small businesses. Also reported was that more than 300 of the waivers granted also included nighttime flight operation requests. The purpose of Part 107 small UAS rule was…

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Remote Identification White Paper

uAvionix Releases Remote Identification White Paper

uAvionix Releases Remote Identification White Paper uAvionix releases Remote Identification White Paper following AUVSI’s “Call for Papers” and a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The white paper presents core concepts of a RID solution. Uses include both in and out of an internet-denied environment, fits the size and cost constraints of the industry, and provides a basic level of anti-spoofing capability. Their…

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FAA UAS Symposium

FAA UAS Symposium (Fear & Loathing in DC)

FAA UAS Symposium (Fear & Loathing in DC) During my drive to the site of the 2017 FAA UAS Symposium in Reston, Virginia today, I imagined many exciting announcements that would be made which would help foster a strong community and bring together thoughtful leaders who would impact the future of all mankind through the use of drones, which could…

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