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European Drone Regulations – DRONELIFE

At INTERGEO, Europe’s biggest mapping and GIS Expo held this week in Essen, Germany, AgEagle Regulatory Compliance Manager Pierre-Alain Marchand gave a presentation about the challenges, benefits, and opportunities in European drone regulations.  DRONELIFE spoke to AgEagle about the regulation framework, and developing products to match. The European Union Aviation …

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New FAA Administrator Phil Washington

Phil Washington in 2015, by Eric Garcetti, CC BY 2.0 President Biden has appointed Phil Washington to be the new FAA Administrator. Continue reading below, or listen: If approved by the Senate, Washington will step into the position vacated by Steve Dickson at the end of March, roughly halfway through …

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Amazon Drone Delivery: A Brief History of the Patents, Probl…

Amazon has announced that it will finally start an Amazon drone delivery project in the U.S., beginning in the small town of Lockeford, CA. Continue reading below or listen: The announcement comes more than 8 years after Amazon announced that it would pursue drone delivery, and the company has had an …

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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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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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NDAA compliant US drone manufacturers petition congress

Skyfish M4 Is the Blue sUAS list actually hurting the domestic drone industry?  These manufacturers say it is – and are asking Congress to address the problem. Disclosure: DRONELIFE has a client relationship with drone manufacturer Skyfish.  This article is not a sponsored post: DRONELIFE received no payment for publication. …

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BVLOS Drone Operations in New York: NUAIR Granted 35 Miles o…

NUAIR brings BVLOS to New York, as the FAA authorizes commercial BVLOS drone ops over 35 Miles in NY’s drone corridor. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian Crosby The FAA has granted New York-based non-profit NUAIR and the New York UAS Test Site the authority to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) …

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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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