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Long Range Cargo Drones Volansi Joins BEYOND Program

Volansi, a leading provider of long range cargo drones, has partnered with three of the nine participants in the FAA’s BEYOND program.  “Volansi is working directly with the ​North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the University of Alaska Fairbanks for this effort,” says …

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Air Domain Awareness Program for Border Protection

The Air Domain Awareness Program is a federally funded project testing new technology to stop the illicit use of drones and small aircraft – in any environment., By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill As the technology for unmanned aerial vehicle and systems grows apace, bringing with it the promise of …

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The Latest Executive Order on Drones

The latest executive order on drones may require federal agencies to replace – or at least review – their current fleet of Chinese- or other foreign-manufactured drones. BREAKING – Show Me the Money! Adversary Country Drones To Be Replaced?  By Contributing Editor Dawn M.K. Zoldi* Up until now, most of …

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America Robotics Snags First-ever FAA Approval to Fly Automa…

Source: American Robotics Commercial drone provider American Robotics this week flew into rarified skies, becoming the first company approved by the FAA to operate automated drones without human operators on-site. The authorization allows American Robotics to deploy its Scout drone system with acoustic Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) technology that enables drones to …

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Drone Advocate: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns…

File photo U.S. Transportation Secretary and drone advocate Elaine Chao has resigned her post in the wake of Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters. Chao, who has hailed the “safe integration of drones” as a “national imperative,” announced her resignation via Twitter on Thursday. “Yesterday, our country experienced …

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Drone Advisory Committee Membership Changes

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced new additions and changes to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee membership.  New members include representatives from U.S. manufacturer Skydio and Amazon Prime, as well as individual drone operator Vic Moss and President CEO of the Drone Services Providers Alliance, Kenji Sugahara. …

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