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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

FAA’s B4UFLY App Will Help UAS Pilots Operate Safely and Legally

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today demonstrated a new smartphone application called “B4UFLY,” designed to help model aircraft and unmanned aircraft (UAS) users know if it is safe and legal to fly in their current or planned location. 

Friday, May 1st, 2015

FAA Grants CompassData Exemption for Commercial Operation of UX5 Unmanned Aircraft System

CENTENNIAL, Colorado, May 1, 2015 — CompassData, a worldwide provider of geospatial data and services, is excited to announce that they have been granted an exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the commercial operation of their Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aircraft System within the U.S.  The exemption was granted under Section 333 of the FAA

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Exelis Launches Airspace Surveillance and Sense-and-Avoid Tool for Unmanned Aerial System Operations in the US

​HERNDON, Va., April 24, 2015 — Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations in the US.  Symphony® RangeVue™ puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands of UAS operators and test range personnel. The system provides significant improvements

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

FAA Awards Draganfly Innovations Inc. Section 333 Exemption for Commercial Operations in the United States

Saskatoon, SK, April 10, 2015 — Draganfly Innovations Inc., a leader in developing small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for over 15 years is awarded an FAA Section 333 Exemption and Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate commercially and conduct research in the United States.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Hawk Aerial Receives FAA Exemption For Commercial UAS Operations

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 — Hawk Aerial, LLC, has been granted an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct commercial UAS operations.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

FAA Summary Grants Speed UAS Exemptions

April 9, 2015—The “summary grant” process the Federal Aviation Administration used last week to issue 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is another example of how the agency is using a flexible regulatory approach to accommodate this rapidly evolving technology.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

FAA Streamlines UAS COAs for Section 333

March 26, 2015 — The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions. The new policy helps bridge the gap between the past process, which evaluated every UAS operation individually, and future operations after we publish a final

Monday, February 16th, 2015

What do the FAA’s new UAS regulations portend for mapping and monitoring?

The much-anticipated regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was made public yesterday on the FAA website, and on a call with reporters. The agency has been under increasing public as well as legislative pressure to ensure that American companies don’t miss out on business opportunities because of restrictive regulations.

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2015—The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations.

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The FAA Grants Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System.  Secretary Foxx made the announcement on a conference call

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