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TAG: drones

UAV Registration Requirement Announced, Task Force Formed

October 19, 2015By

New Task Force to Develop Recommendations by Nov. 20
WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for UAVs. read more

U.S. Will Require Registration of Drones

October 19, 2015By

The federal government is expected to announce today a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The registration of the drone will enable authorities to track a drone back to its owner if used in a dangerous manner. Under the plan, the DOT would work with the drone industry to set... read more

FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Pathfinder Efforts

October 7, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has entered into a Pathfinder agreement with CACI International Inc. to evaluate how the company’s technology can help detect Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the vicinity of airports. In testimony today before the House Aviation Subcommittee, FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker said that flying an unmanned aircraft near a busy airfield poses an unacceptable safety... read more

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Drones Meet Guns — Now What?

July 30, 2015By

A Kentucky man shot down a drone when it crossed into “his airspace” over his backyard, and was subsequently arrested and charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. William Merideth told Ars Technia that he never would have shot the drone with Number 8 birdshot if it had only been flying past. But since it hovered, he felt it was an... read more

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Amazon Delivery Drone Plans Include Tiered Flight Zones

July 28, 2015By

Amazon has announced a plan for its package-delivery drones, according to NBC News. The proposal includes tiered flight zones that would limit small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to slow speeds in airspace below 200 feet and allow them to fly faster for long-distance travel between 200 and 400 feet. Commercial aircraft are governed by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Air Traffic Control,... read more

Esri UC: PTFS Unveils Droneware Geospatial Content Management System

July 20, 2015By

Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS) has introduced Droneware, a geospatial content management system (GeoCMS) for unmanned aerial systems. Droneware facilitates the storage, discovery and dissemination of virtually any type of sensor data captured by a UAS or unmanned aerial vehicles. PTFS is the provider of the Knowvation Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS) for users of geospatial data. PTFS unveiled the new system at the 2015... read more

Drone Analyst Offers Guide to Buying UAVs

May 20, 2015By

Drone Analyst is offering a free report, through organizers of the Commercial UAV Expo, titled “5 Things to Consider When Adopting Drones for Your Business.” The report explores questions designed to help organizations invest in drones, including choosing the right systems and tackling UAS operations. The report author is Colin Snow, founder and CEO of Drone Analyst. read more

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FAA Pathfinder Initiative Opens Door for Industry UAS Use

May 6, 2015By

Pathfinder, a new FAA program to integrate UAS into the national airspace safely, is partnering with three leading U.S. companies to expand unmanned aircraft operations in the United States. read more

FAA Warns Drone Hobbyist and YouTuber

March 19, 2015By

So, you know it’s illegal to fly drones in the United States for commercial purposes unless you have a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption and Certificate of Authorization and Waiver (CoA), right? That means you can’t fly drones if it’s related to business, no matter if you charge a fee or not. But, you can fly drones in the United... read more