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AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to Speak, The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore to Host AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017 FAA Drone Advisory Committee chair and renowned meteorologist to participate in largest trade show for unmanned systems and robotics industry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Tom McMahon, tmcmahon@auvsi.org, (571) 255-7786 ARLINGTON, Va. — The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today…

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Civlian Drones: Are They Intruding Or Serving?

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Civlian Drones: Are They Intruding Or Serving? Article Source: via Counter Currents Neil Armstrong once said that ‘science has not yet mastered prophecy, we predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten’. This quote is so true in the Indian context as none can imagine exactly ten years ago that drones can…

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America’s drone problem may not be as bad

A new report suggest that drones are being more careful to respect the space of other aircraft.

Why America’s drone problem may not be as bad as everyone thinks Article Source: Matt McFarland via The Washington Post Photo Credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters A new report suggests that drone pilots are now flying more responsibly amid heightened public concerns over the dangers of the unmanned aerial vehicles. The Academy of Model Aeronautics analyzed FAA data and found that even as drone sales…

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Know Before You Fly Reaches Major Milestone

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Know Before You Fly Reaches Major Milestone with More than 500,000 Unique Visitors to Website Drone safety campaign urges visitors to learn the guidelines before taking to the skies Article & Image Source: Know Before You Fly WASHINGTON — Know Before You Fly announced today more than 500,000 unique users have visited its website since the launch of the unmanned…

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Agreement on Best Practices for Drone Use

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Agreement on Best Practices for Drone Use MULTI-STAKEHOLDER GROUP FINALIZES AGREEMENT ON  BEST PRACTICES FOR DRONE USE Washington, DC – Today, a wide range of privacy groups and industry stakeholders participating in the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) Multi-Stakeholder process concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) agreed on a…

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Regulators Seek Industry Involvement

Legislators, Regulators Seek Industry Involvement, Speakers Say Industry members should communicate regularly with regulators, legislators and government officials as the unmanned systems community continues to grow, speakers at the final general session at Xponential said Thursday. “Don’t assume that your member of Congress understands what you do and how important it is,” said Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., one member of…

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FAA chief to impatient drone industry

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FAA chief to impatient drone industry: “Sorry we’re so slow” An olive branch to tech industry, FAA taps Intel CEO Brian Krzanich for new panel. NEW ORLEANS—Former Cisco CEO John Chambers delivered a keynote on Tuesday at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL conference, slamming the Obama administration for moving too slowly on adjusting regulations governing commercial…

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Drone industry has really taken off

Drone industry has really taken off, permit study finds The most popular commercial uses for drones involve photography, real estate and inspections, according to an industry review released Wednesday of more than 3,000 permits granted by the Federal Aviation Administration. Permits have been granted in all 50 states. California has the most at 360, Florida 328 and Texas 268, according to the study by the…

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Introducing XPONENTIAL 2016

Introducing XPONENTIAL 2016 an AUVSI Experience AUVSI’S Unmanned Systems is now XPONENTIAL. AUVSI has been the industry’s go-to organization for over 40 years. We are at an exciting inflection point today, where advancements in technology are allowing us to build upon our noble heritage of protecting citizens around the world. XPONENTIAL captures the potential of this industry and defines AUVSI’s commitment…

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FAA forms committee to propose micro UAS rules

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Ready or not, FAA forms committee to propose micro UAS rules Article Source: Patrick C. Miller via UAS Magazine The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week announced the formation of a committee for rulemaking on micro unmanned aerial systems (UAS), but a UAS attorney questions whether the new rules will be ready within the next year. “I saw a couple of…

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