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FAA Publishes First Set Of UAS Facility Maps

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. But drone operators still need FAA authorization to fly in those areas. ...

FAA Will Release Maps To Speed Up UAS Authorization Applications

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace ...

FAA Notice: Drone Flight Restrictions Established Over 133 Military Facilities

Security Sensitive Flight RestrictionsThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen ...

Transport Canada’s New Rules For Recreational Drone Use Take Immediate Effect

Transport Canada introduces measures to protect Canadians from reckless drone use Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, prompting the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport to ...

New FAA Report Confirms Admirable Safety Record Of Consumer Drones

The Drone Manufacturers Alliance, the organization representing manufacturers of the majority of civilian drones, is pleased to see the FAA’s latest report on drone sightings once again confirms that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have an admirable safety record.The FAA successfully opened ...

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Now Offering 107 Remote Pilot Test Preparation Through UAV Ground School

Program Offers 195,000 AMA Members, Preparation For FAA Part 107 UAV Commercial Knowledge Exam The Academy of Model Aeronautics serves as the nation's collective voice for approximately 195,000 modelers in 2,400 clubs in the US and Puerto Rico. Recently appointed to the Federal Aviation Adminis...

CNN Receives FAA Approval To Fly UAS Over People In The United States

CNN announces today that it has become the first organization to be granted a waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over people in the United States.CNN received a certificate of waiver to operate the Fotokite Pro, a tethered platform that ...

Autel Robotics To Pay For Customers’ Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test

Autel Robotics USA announced today that it will support its customers who intend to fly the X-Star series drones commercially by covering the cost of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Knowledge Test in the form of a rebate. The knowledge test is one of the major changes under ...

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!

A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure you have the information you’ll need to take advantage of those opportunities.Aer...

OSTP New Commitments to Accelerate the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Since President Obama took office in 2009, developments in aviation, sensing, and software technology have powered a revolution in unmanned flight. In the next decade, the burgeoning commercial drone industry is projected to generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and, by 2025, ...