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The InterDrone Experience ** UAV Expert Original Content: Nathan Tennant The 2016 InterDrone event took Vegas by storm. Enthusiasts from every state and over 50 countries gathered together to geek out over the latest services and products. I found myself mesmerized by all the new innovations and progress that this industry has made in the last couple years. Whether it was ariel photography,…

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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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Drones Will Soon Be Buzzing Overhead

Like It Or Not, Drones Will Soon Be Buzzing Overhead FAA chief Michael Huerta says new rules and tools for drones are being developed faster than skeptics thought possible. AUSTIN—The federal government and private partners still have lots of work to do to integrate drone aircraft into the national airspace system, but the process is moving faster than many skeptics…

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400,000 drones are registered with the FAA

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Almost 400,000 drones are registered with the FAA Article Source: Martyn Williams via cio The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s drone registration system is about to hit the 400,000 mark, three months after it was launched. “That’s really quite remarkable, and we are very encouraged by these numbers,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, on…

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South by Southwest Press Event

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South by Southwest Press Event Michael Huerta, Austin, Texas March 14, 2016 Press Event I’m honored to be here with such a broad group of stakeholders who share our interest in safely and efficiently integrating unmanned aircraft into our skies. I want to thank the Small UAV Coalition and Google for leading the effort to organize this event, and I…

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FAA Administrator Huerta to Lead Discussion

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Media Advisory – FAA Administrator Huerta to Lead Discussion AUSTIN, Texas  – FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will make opening remarks and moderate a panel discussion with several industry and government partners about the future of small unmanned aircraft. Discussion topics are expected to include UAS registration, the MicroUAS aviation rulemaking committee, steps to speed integration, new uses for unmanned aircraft,…

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We Can’t Fully Imagine Future Of Drones

FAA Administrator: We Can’t Fully Imagine Future Of Drones Senate committee leaders introduced a new bipartisan bill Wednesday that would accelerate the use of small commercial drones in the U.S, allowing some unmanned aircraft to fly at night and outside the line of sight of operators. The bill represents just one of many requirements for drones either considered or already…

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Drone registration eclipses that of regular planes

FAA: Drone registration eclipses that of regular planes WASHINGTON – The number of drones potentially flying in U.S. skies has eclipsed the number of piloted aircraft — from Cessnas to Dreamliners, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday. More than 325,000 people registered their drones as of Friday, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said. That surpasses the 320,000 piloted aircraft registered with the agency. And the numbers could actually…

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Statement from Michael Huerta

Statement from Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator WASHINGTON, DC – At the direction of the Secretary, the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, announced the formation of a task force to develop a process for owners of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to register their aircraft. This group of experts embraced the challenge with the energy and creativity we expected. They delivered its report…

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