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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Civil Penalty Against SkyPan International for Allegedly Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Operations

NEW YORK, October 6, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announces the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of our airspace.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

FAA Selects New Unmanned Aircraft Executives

September 2, 2015 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Marke “Hoot” Gibson and Earl Lawrence for two executive-level positions that will guide the agency’s approach to safe, timely and efficient integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. airspace.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

FAA to Rise to the Cloud

September 1, 2015 – The Federal Aviation Administration will soon be floating in the Cloud and benefiting from advanced computing solutions through a partnership with leading companies in the Cloud industry. After a careful process, the agency has announced that CSC Government Solutions will lead an overall integration effort that will also include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure

Monday, August 31st, 2015

FAA releases B4UFLY App Beta Test For UAS Users

August 31, 2015 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released the beta version of a new smartphone application called “B4UFLY” for testing by up to 1,000 unmanned aircraft users.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

AirGon LLC Granted FAA Section 333 UAS Exemption

Huntsville, AL, August 28, 2015 — AirGon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GeoCue Group Inc., has been granted a section 333 exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its AV-900 Metric Mapping system. Under the exemption, AirGon will be permitted to conduct precision aerial mapping missions and demonstrations throughout the United States.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

FAA: Wildfires and Drones Don’t Mix

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 — Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service in their simple message to drone operators:

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Federal Aviation Administration Grants Section 333 Exemption to Property Drone Consortium

Bothell, Wash., June 12, 2015 — The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration of insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises promoting research and development for the safe use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) announced the grant of a Section 333 exemption and a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

MDM&C Helps Client Secure FAA Approval for Multiple Commercial Uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 19, 2015 — McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP (“MDM&C” or “the Firm”), today announced that the Firm has helped to secure an FAA 333 Exemption approval on behalf of its client, Lincoln Park, NJ-based Next Generation Aviation Services, LLC (NGA), for commercial operation of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), more commonly called

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. Granted Section 333 Exemption by the FAA

Philadelphia, PA, May 13, 2015 — Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Keystone a Section 333 Exemption and an accompanying Certificate of Authorization (COA) for Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS) operations within the United States.  

Friday, May 8th, 2015

PrecisionHawk Signs UAV Research Agreement with FAA to Address Extended Visual Line of Sight

RALEIGH, N.C., May 8, 2015 — PrecisionHawk has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to advance the research around unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) across rural areas.

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