May 21, 2018

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From a total of 149 applications, 10 winners have been announced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to run the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration pilot program. Just over 6 months ago, U. S. President Donald Trump signed...

December 26, 2017

In one of the latest such developments on 15 December, the Falcon Foundation UAS, L.L.C. was granted a Certificate of Waiver for GreenSight Agronomics for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations.  Scientific data was presented to the lower th...

September 12, 2017

Drones operate at a low altitude so the current forms of weather information, high altitude and surface level, are largely unhelpful. The information available to commercial airlines or the general public is not specifically relevant to commercial dr...

June 21, 2016

Today marks a huge day for the U.S. drone industry, I’m talking “one small step for man” news! Finally, after years of waiting, the FAA has officially announced its final rules for commercial drone use and they are very friendly to the industry. No l...

May 7, 2015

The FAA approved the single rotor Yamaha RMAX helicopter drone for use in the U.S. The RMAX is designed for agricultural spraying, seeding, remote sensing, precision agriculture, frost mitigation and variable rate dispersal. In Japan, RMAX helicopter...

March 26, 2015

The European Union’s Aviation Safety Agency, EASA, unveiled their latest regulatory framework  to be proposed to the governing body by December.  The framework focuses on how to incorporate UAS in modern life.  EASA refers to UAS with a few different...

March 19, 2015

Drone delivery just got a step closer to reality today. The FAA issued an “experimental airworthiness certificate” to Amazon’s logistics division’s UAS design.  Amazon is now allowed to research, develop, and train employees with their design.  In ac...

March 5, 2015

Drones are quickly gaining more respect in the moviemaking world as filmmakers around the world are taking their cameras to new heights, quite literally. The world’s very first Drone Film Festival will be taking place in New York City this Saturday M...

February 16, 2015

Commercial drone pilots woke up to some good news Sunday morning when the FAA released a proposed rule allowing drone’s to be used for commercial purposes.

February 6, 2015

FAA announces that they have granted 8 more exemptions for the use of Commercial Drones in Film/Aerial Cinematography & Industrial Inspection. These new exemptions make a total of 24 that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved out of 342 re...

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