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U.S. DOT Names Billy Nolen Acting FAA Administrator

On Saturday, March 26, 2022 the FAA named Asociate Administrator for Aviation Safety Billy Nolen Acting FAA Administrator.  Nolen will step into the role when Trump-appointed Administrator Steve Dickson leaves at the close of March.  Dickson, appointed in July of 2019,  has stepped down before the end of his 5 …

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BVLOS ARC Recommendations: FAA Releases Report

The FAA has published the Advisory Rulemaking Committee (ARC) recommendations for rulemaking on flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).  The full, 222 page report can be read here. FAA published the report last night.  The drone industry has been expecting news on a proposed rulemaking for several months, as …

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New LAANC Providers FAA Opens Application Period

The FAA has announced that the application period for new LAANC providers will open on May 2, 2022.  Applicants must have a “mature product at the time of application,” says the announcement. Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) is a major stepping stone in drone integration, taking what was …

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BVLOS Waiver for Inspections Soaring Eagle

Soaring Eagle Technologies has received another FAA Certificate of Authorization.  This BVLOS Waiver enables more efficient inspections. Soaring Eagle Technologies, is a leading drone data collection company working with critical infrastructure companies across the U.S.  Having completed over 60 large scale BVLOS missions across the U.S under SGI (special government interest) waivers,the …

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