TAG: UAV

Senators Propose Bill to Expedite UAV Exemptions

May 14, 2015By

Two U.S. senators have jointly proposed a new bill that could expedite the commercial introduction of drones. The senators believe the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to creating rules for commercial drones. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act, which would set temporary rules for those who want to fly... read more

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FAA Selects Mississippi State as Center of Excellence for UAS

May 8, 2015By

After a rigorous competition, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a Mississippi State University team as the FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS). The COE will focus on research, education and training in areas critical to safe and successful integration of UAS into the nation’s airspace. The team brings together 15 of the nation’s leading... read more

UAV Product Showcase

May 7, 2015By
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Featuring the latest in UAVs from QuestUAV, NovAtel, Riegl, Sensefly, and C-Astral, from GPS World magazine's May issue. read more

Model Plane Fliers to Get Real-Time, Location-Based Flight Safety Info

May 6, 2015By
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Today’s second announcement of a new UAV-related initiative by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was directed at private citizens: model airplane enthusiasts and hobbyists, also called modelers — not at industry or commercial use. See this story for information on the Pathfinder program for commercial drone use. A soon-to-be released smartphone app will proved users with real-time information on flight... read more

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FAA, Industry Partners Launch Pathfinder Program to Define UAV Integration into Airspace

May 6, 2015By
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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced two new initiatives related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) today at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta, Ga. Pathfinder, the first initiative, announced in the morning, is reported here. The second initiative is an app in development to enable drone hobbyists to fly their craft... read more

Avyon Offers Precision Mapping for Microdrones md4 Fleet from Applanix

May 5, 2015By

Avyon, a sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems) integrator and distributor, is using the Applanix APX UAV for its md4 fleet, to provide users with cost-effective direct georeferencing technology. The integration of the Applanix APX-15 UAV on the md4-1000 and md4-3000 microdrones will offer solutions for unmanned aircraft while complying with weight and size restrictions for payloads. The APX-15 works seamlessly with all other airborne... read more

CEA Research: UAS Could Reach 1M U.S. Flights a Day in 20 Years

May 5, 2015By

The United States will reach one million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights per day within the next 20 years, given the right regulatory environment, according to new economic research from the Consumer Electronics Association. Brian Markwalter, senior vice president, market research and standards, CEA, shared the association’s domestic UAS economic analysis at the Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference in Atlanta, Ga.... read more

Live from AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015

May 5, 2015By
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The GPS World staff is reporting live from Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7 in Atlanta. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems, hosted by AUVSI. Check back throughout the week for event updates, including news, photos, videos, tweets and more. NEWS Trimble Expands UAS Portfolio with Mutlirotor Partnership (5/7) Geodetics Teams with Velodyne... read more