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FAA’s ADS-B rebate program for aviators begins Sept. 19

September 13, 2016By

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is incentivizing general aviation aircraft owners to equip their aircraft with required NextGen avionics technology before the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline. On Sept. 19, the FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate website will go live, and general aviation aircraft owners will have the opportunity to apply for a $500 rebate to help offset... read more

UAV companies team with utilities on long-distance drone tests

September 9, 2016By
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Sharper Shape has submitted a waiver application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), requesting approval to perform beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights. In coordination with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and SkySkopes, a drone service provider in North Dakota, the waiver would allow members of the EEI-Sharper Shape partnership to demonstrate and develop commercial long-distance flights for electric company asset inspections. In... read more

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Epson, DJI partner on AR smart glasses for piloting UAVs

September 9, 2016By
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Epson, providers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform, is partnering with DJI, maker of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The companies are creating new solutions for the Epson Moverio smart glasses and DJI’s suite of products and software development kit (SDK) that enhance the safety, productivity and capabilities of UAVs for both hobbyists and professionals. As one of the... read more

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New FAA rules for small unmanned aircraft now in effect

August 29, 2016By
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The first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, announced June 21, officially take effect today. “People are captivated by the limitless possibilities unmanned aircraft offer, and they are already creating business opportunities in this exciting new field,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “These new rules are our latest step toward transforming aviation and society with this... read more

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FAA clarifies changes before small drone rule takes effect

August 26, 2016By

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule — formally known as Part 107 — is effective on Monday, Aug. 29. The FAA has released information to help drone users understand the new requirements. Below is information on Part 107’s effect on Section 333 waivers, along with how to obtain a Part 107 waiver. Section 333 vs. Part 107: What works for you? The... read more

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Unmanned update: Government and industry join to resolve issues

August 17, 2016By
Google tests delivery drones in Australia.

The White House has joined in to support continued growth of the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies are powering a revolution in unmanned flight. Already used by government, by research organizations, and by industry for more efficient and safe applications, drones are now becoming a developing part of the United States economy. A new... read more

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7-Eleven, Flirtey make first FAA-approved drone delivery to home

August 2, 2016By
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Convenience retailer 7-Eleven and Flirtey, an independent drone delivery service, completed the first fully autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence to advance research toward integrating drones into the National Airspace System. The July 22 delivery to a Reno, Nevada, home is the first time a U.S. customer has received a package to a residence via drone — a historic milestone... read more

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Unmanned Aircraft Navigation

July 15, 2016By

Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 Moderator: Tony Murfin, Editor, Professional OEM newsletter Speakers: Olivier Casabianca, Business Area Manager, Trimble GNSS OEM; Hal Adams, Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer, Accord Technology; Neil Gerein, Defense Product Manager, NovAtel; Eric Brewer, Senior Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins; and Howard William Loewen, President, MicroPilot, Inc. Summary: In recent years, there has... read more

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