TAG: AUVSI

AUVSI releases interactive analysis of FAA UAS exemptions

April 15, 2016By
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The Association for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AUVSI) unveiled an interactive analysis of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) exemptions. The FAA has awarded more than 3,000 Section 333 Exemption Grants since September 2014 to allow individuals, businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies to fly drones. AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database provided the data for the... read more

FAA doubles ‘blanket’ altitude for many UAS flights

March 29, 2016By
Cover of the AUVSI report on UAV exemptions.

After a comprehensive risk analysis, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet. Previously, the agency had put in place a nationwide Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for such flights up to 200 feet. The new COA policy allows small... read more

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AUVSI provides interactive map of UAS legislation

January 28, 2016By
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As the 2016 legislative session kicked off this month, the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) has been tracking all active legislation pertaining to unmanned systems. This year, to provide the best information to its members, legislators, regulators and the media, AUVSI has organized data on all unmanned systems-related state legislation into a sortable, interactive map with details that include... read more

AUVSI to host massive trade show, works with US UAV regulators

January 20, 2016By
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The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has renamed its major annual conference — XPONENTIAL — and the 2016 edition will be held in New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center on the west bank of the Mississippi, May 2–5. The huge convention center is hosting the event across two large halls, with more than 350,000 square feet of space for up... read more

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Aerial Photography, Surveying Top FAA-Approved Business Uses for UAS

September 10, 2015By
A Sensefly eXom UAV inspects a structure.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today released a report that finds more than 25 types of business operations have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems commercially in the National Airspace System (NAS). According to the report, aerial photography received the most exemptions followed by real estate and aerial surveying. The... read more

FAA Releases B4UFLY App Beta Test for UAS Users

August 28, 2015By
B4UFly is now in beta testing.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the beta version of a new smartphone application called B4UFLY for testing by up to 1,000 unmanned aircraft users. The B4UFLY app, aimed primarily at model aircraft enthusiasts, is designed to give users information about restrictions or requirements in effect at their current or planned flight location. The FAA expects the beta test... read more

Trimble Expands UAS Portfolio with Mutlirotor Partnership

June 12, 2015By
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Trimble is partnering with unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer Multirotor service-drone, GmbH. The collaboration will allow Trimble to expand its existing UAS portfolio to provide its customers with additional solutions to choose from based on their aerial imaging project needs. Multirotor service-drone, based in Germany, is a manufacturer of multirotor systems. Trimble will be Multirotor service-drone’s exclusive provider of multirotor vehicles for aerial... read more

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Encouraging Signs for Commercial UAVs

May 20, 2015By
Amazon’s Prime Air "Delivery Drone.”

The AUVSI show in Atlanta, held May 4-7, drew significantly more attention from TV media this year, as several of the major networks provided live coverage from the show floor. NBC’s Today morning show opened with a live shot of a drone hovering in front of an opening house door, as if patiently waiting to deliver a package from Google or... read more