TAG: FAA

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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FAA Pathfinder test inspects rail tracks

January 12, 2016By
Insitu and BNSF officials launch ScanEagle for the historic first flight. (PRNewsFoto/Insitu, Inc.)

Launching at a tower site near Vaughn, New Mexico, Insitu accomplished a commercial beyond-visual-line-of-sight operation with an unmanned aerial system (UAS). The Oct. 25 event marked the beginning of a week-long series of flights with BNSF Railway designed to show how UAVs can enhance the safety of critical infrastructure by aiding with inspections. During the 14 hours of flyovers, the... read more

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FAA releases B4UFLY iPhone app on Apple Store

January 6, 2016By
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The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone app — B4UFLY — is being released for Apple, following an initial beta testing period. The app can be dowloaded from the Apple store. The FAA also is releasing a beta version of B4UFLY for Android devices, which can be downloaded from Google. B4UFLY tells users about current or upcoming requirements and restrictions in... read more

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FAA small unmanned aircraft registration begins

December 21, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry is now live and ready for owners of hobby UAS to use at www.faa.gov/uas/registration. Registration is free for the first 30 days with a rebate, then $5 after that. The online registration system does not yet support registration of small UAS used for any purpose other than hobby or recreation... read more

FAA unveils UAS rule, begins drone registry Dec. 21

December 14, 2015By
The popular DJI Phantom 3. (Photo credit: DJI)

The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Dec. 14 an official rule and registration process for hobbyists who own small unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds, including payloads such as on-board cameras. The online registration system does not yet support registration of small UAS used for any purpose other than hobby or recreation — for example,... read more

Expert Opinions: FAA UAV registration requirement

December 8, 2015By

Lydia Bock, Geodetics Inc., and John Studenny, Esterline - CMC Navigation Systems, answer the question, "What do you think of the FAA requirement that all UAV purchasers register their devices?" read more

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FAA’s Drone Task Force Issues Registration Recommendations

November 25, 2015By

A proposed national drone registration system should be based on the pilot, not the craft, recommends an FAA task force. It should also be free, electronic and immediate, and not apply to UAVs weighing 250 grams or less. In October, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the task force to develop recommendations for a registration... read more

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UAV registration won’t require third-party help

November 17, 2015By

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft owners to know that there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number. Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced later this month before paying anyone to do the work for them. The Task... read more

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