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Hobbyist View: FAA’s First Take on New Drone Regulations, an…

U.S. enthusiast community watches closely as the Feds begin to propose new rules. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. As the partial government continues in the U.S. with no immediate end in sight, it appears the Federal …

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An Important Part of Chao’s Drone Announcements Didn’t Get E…

Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s recent address to the Transportation Research Board named three new initiatives for drones: but only one of them garnered the attention of the mainstream press.  Chao’s announcement about the UTM Pilot Project could be even more important for the drone industry than the Notice …

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FAA Proposes New Drone Regs and a New Pilot Program: One Mor…

At yesterday’s annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced new proposed rules to allow drones to fly overnight and over people without waivers under certain conditions. Chao said that the time was right to move forward on 3 new DOT initiatives …

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Indemnis Parachute For DJI Drones Meets International Safety…

Back in 2017, Alaska-based Indemnis partnered with DJI to develop parachute standards and systems that could be deployed in an instant, protecting valuable multi-rotor cargo and, of course, whoever or whatever is unlucky enough to be directly underneath should an issue occur. Today, Indemnis and DJI have announced that the Nexus …

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Airobotics gets Waiver from FAA for BLOS flights over People…

Drone safety systems company, ParaZero Technologies Ltd (ASX: PRZ), announced today that its customer, Airobotics, has secured a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federation Aviation Authority (FAA) that allows them to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight for automated drone operations over people. Airobotics’ drone system integrates ParaZero’s SafeAir …

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Airobotics Receives Unique FAA Waiver for Arizona Drone Flig…

Israeli drone provider Airobotics this week announced receiving the FAA’s first ever three-prong certificate of waiver for “flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for automated drone operations, over human beings, with a visual observer that is not required to keep a visual line of sight on the drone.” The waiver …

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Former FAA head, Michael Huerta joins ParaZero Advisory Boar…

Michael Huerta ParaZero, the Tel-Aviv based drone recovery systems company announced today that former US FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has joined their advisory board. Mr. Huerta was nominated by US President Barack Obama and finished out his five year term under President Donald Trump.  He finished his out his 5 …

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The Next FAA Administrator – and What that Might Mean for th…

News and Commentary.  It’s the season for politics.  The top spot at the FAA – a political appointment – is rumored to be announced soon. FAA veteran Dan Elwell has been Acting Administrator since Administrator Michael Huerta left in January of this year, after serving for 7 years.  While Elwell …

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