TAG: FAA

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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Report: Commercial UAV market to reach $2 billion by 2022

November 9, 2015By
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The global commercial UAV market is expected to reach $2.07 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Increasing applications in agriculture and law enforcement are expected to drive commercial UAV industry growth over the forecast period. Commercial drones are finding applications across various industry verticals globally. Every industrialized country in the world is making... read more

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NovAtel to Develop WAAS G-III—Galileo Reference Receiver for FAA

October 27, 2015By
NovAtel's WAAS G-III—Galileo Reference Receiver.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NovAtel have exercised a bilateral option to produce a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) G-III—Galileo prototype receiver. Maintaining core NovAtel WAAS G-III functionality for GPS and SBAS signal processing, the new receiver will operate in the WAAS reference station test environment to facilitate research on multiple GNSS constellation utilization. The prototype receiver will also... read more

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PrecisionHawk Joins Task Force for UAS Registration

October 20, 2015By
PrecisionHawk will serve as a technical resource to regulators. (PRNewsFoto/PrecisionHawk)

PrecisionHawk is contributing to a safety task force created by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA. The task force brings together a diverse group, representing the UAS and manned aviation industries, the federal government, and other stakeholders, to develop an augmented registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. “PrecisionHawk is working on many safety solutions, procedural and technological, that... read more

UAV Registration Requirement Announced, Task Force Formed

October 19, 2015By
The popular DJI Phantom 3. (Photo credit: DJI)

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

UPDATE: Read news of the official announcement here. 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... read more

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Topcon Secures FAA Exemption to Operate Rotary-Wing Aerial System in U.S. 

October 15, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Group has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its Falcon 8 rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States. The Topcon Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Along with our exemption for... read more

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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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