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Hearing Reveals State of Commerical Drones in U.S.

A Senate Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee hearing revealed earliest acceptance of the recently proposed FAA rules regarding UAS would occur in the last quarter of 2016. In the interim, the FAA will be taking other critical steps to expedite the exemption process and remove...

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Amazon’s drones cleared for takeoff in the U.S.

UPDATE: Amazon has filed for a new certificate to fly an updated drone. The company states that the previous drone from last week's approval is already obsolete. Just when it seemed Amazon's drone delivery service would never take off in American skies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...

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FAA Makes it Easier to Fly Commercial Drones

The FAA recently announced it will help streamline the exemption process for companies and individuals applying for commercial drone usage and testing. Under the interim policy, before the official UAS rules are changed, the agency will grant a COA (Certificate of Authorization or Waiver) for...

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These Drones Make a Difference

Somewhere between military drones and paparazzi drones, people are finding uses for drones that improve the world and help noble causes. As UAS technology becomes more ubiquitous, use cases for conservation, search and rescue, and safety are appearing with increasing frequency. The Lindbergh...

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Google’s Internet Drones Set to Fly This Year

Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President at Google, announced at Mobile World Congress that the company's Internet relay drones will hold their initial test flights by the end of the year. Google acquired the drone company Titan Aerospace in April of 2014, and Pichai stated that Titan's drones are in...

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K-State Salina Granted Statewide Airspace Access for UAS

Kansas State University Salina became the first entity to gain Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly unmanned aircraft systems statewide in research operations. The university received three certificates of authorization that allow it to conduct research using unmanned aircraft on all...

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DOT and FAA propose new rules for small unmanned aircraft systems

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. The...

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