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Sep
25
2020

Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances Drone and Overall Aviation Safety

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WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today made it easier for drone pilots to quickly and safely access controlled airspace by adding 133 air traffic facilities to the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is an automated application and approval system for drone pilots requesting to fly below 400 feet in controlled airspace.

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Oct
12
2020

Foca’s Detect-and-Avoid Dilemma

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NZZ today published an article citing a recently released report by the Swiss Accident Investigation Board (Sust) on a near-miss between an A319 and a drone. The vertical distance was 10 m – scary stuff! While this was (likely) an intentional action by an irresponsible individual, we will certainly see more of this soon due to the increasing use of drones for useful purposes.

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Oct
23
2020

Leonardo, Telespazio and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital test the use of drones for biomedical material delivery

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The transportation of biomedical material with drones is the goal of the test, which has just been successfully completed, designed and undertaken by Leonardo, Telespazio (joint venture between Leonardo 67% and Thales 33%) and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with ENAC (National Civil Aviation Authority).

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Oct
30
2020

FAA Launches Drone Safety Week

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System as we continue to integrate drones and other new technologies. Drone Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for others to share their commitment to drone safety.

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Nov
02
2020

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Successful Completion of Drone Pilot Program, Announces New Program Called BEYOND

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to tackle remaining UAS integration challenges.

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Tags: Beyond Program Drone FAA IPP UAS
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Nov
18
2020

FAA and NASA Complete Drone Demonstrations

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The second phase of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Pilot Program (UTM/UPP) concluded with virtual demonstrations in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and two UAS Test Sites: the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) and the New York UAS Test Site (NYUASTS).

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Nov
18
2020

Initial Drone Registrations About to Expire

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding everyone whose drone registrations expire in December that the DroneZone is the FAA’s official website for registration.

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Dec
10
2020

Easy Aerial Launches Albatross Multi Payload Autonomous Tethered Drone Surveillance System

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Brooklyn, New York - Easy Aerial, a leading provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions for commercial, government, and military applications, today announced the launch of the Albatross drone. The newest addition to the company’s rapidly expanding portfolio of tethered Smart Aerial Monitoring Systems (SAMS-T), the Albatross offers users a robust and highly flexible autonomous drone solution with unlimited flight time and an unbreachable data connection.

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Tags: Drone Easy Aerial SAMST UAS
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Jan
22
2021

Tampa Bay is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LV

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TAMPA, Fla., – Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021. Drones also are prohibited around the Tampa Riverwalk for the NFL Super Bowl Experience during the days leading up to the event.

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Feb
15
2021

Leonardo carries out Italy’s first demonstration of a drone with electrically-powered propulsion transporting heavy goods

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Leonardo continues to experiment in the field of advanced air mobility as it aims to accelerate the introduction of drones into civilian skies and develop innovative drone-based services for Italy and beyond. In a recent collaboration with the Municipality of Turin and D-Flight (an ENAV group company, part owned by Leonardo and Telespazio), Leonardo conducted a series of test flights in which a drone weighing 130kg and powered by an electric propulsion system carried loads of up to 25kg. The demo, which was authorised by ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and took place in the city of Turin, is the next step towards a new model of air transport logistics for medium-range routes, defined as those up to 50km.

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Feb
23
2021

FAA Seeks TRUST Administrators for Drone Pilot Test

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today opened the application period for entities interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by March 31, 2021.

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Mar
02
2021

FAA Selects Five Host Airports to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection and Mitigation Systems

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today selected five host airports to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort is part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program.

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Tags: Drone FAA UAS Unmanned
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Mar
15
2021

FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules

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The final rules requiring remote identification of drones and allowing some flights over people, over moving vehicles and at night under certain conditions will go into effect on April 21, 2021.

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Apr
08
2021

Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

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Required recurrent online training for remote pilots who hold a current Part 107 certificate is now available on the FAA website. Remote pilots may take the training now in preparation for when the agency implements the Operations Over People rule. The training ensures Part 107 certificated remote pilots have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the final rule when it becomes effective on April 21, 2021.

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Apr
13
2021

VSR700 achieves a first step in flight envelope opening

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A few weeks ago, the VSR700 demonstrator achieved a test flight that pushed its speed limit to 60kts (more than 110km/h), entirely opening its flight envelope at low speed. At the end of the test, the demonstrator had accumulated more than 10 flight hours. Thanks to this milestone, the VSR700 programme is getting closer to its goal: providing the French Navy with a sea-demonstration-compatible Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

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Tags: Airbus Drone UAS VSR700
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May
06
2021

Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition. The theme for this year’s virtual event is “Above and Beyond” and will take place on June 9-10, 2021, and September 14-15, 2021.

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Jun
22
2021

FAA Announces Approved Administrators for Recreational Drone Pilot Safety Test

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Sixteen organizations have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to initially administer the Recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Test (TRUST). The test was developed to provide recreational drone flyers with aeronautical safety knowledge and an overview of the rules for operating drones in the National Airspace System.

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Tags: Drone FAA National Airspace System TRUST Unmanned
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Jul
22
2021

Drone joins HM Coastguard air, land and sea rescue teams

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HM Coastguard’s first operational drone flight will join manned helicopters, planes, boats and cliff rescue teams on lifesaving missions at sea and over land in North Wales for the first time, this summer.

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