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Waivers and Authorizations: FAA Reps Answer Questions

AUVSI’s North Carolina chapter and DRONELIFE host free webinars and chat rooms monthly, where drone pilots from all over the country can get their questions answered by a panel of experts.  This month, AUVSI NC hosted two representatives from the FAA: UAS Integration Program Manager Michael O’Shea and  Aviation Safety …

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FAA Waivers and Authorizations at Lets Talk Drones

Join AUVSI North Carolina and two representatives from the FAA to get all of your questions about FAA waivers and authorizations answered – this Friday, September 25, 2o2o at 3pm.  During this 60 minute session, FAA representatives Michael O’Shea and John Meehan will discuss everything you need to know about …

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FAA IPP Update from UAS Integration Office

At this morning’s Commercial UAV Expo Keynote Panel, Erik Amend, Executive Office Manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office, gave an update on the FAA IPP.  Integration Pilot Program (IPP) participants gave their insights on how the program has benefited the communities they serve and the drone industry. As many …

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What’s Happening With UTM? FAA Moves to Next Phase of Testin…

If you’ve been wondering what’s happening with UTM (unmanned traffic management) you aren’t alone.  That’s mostly because UTM isn’t just one policy or piece of technology, it’s a complex framework of regulations and solutions working together.  Remote ID regulation and technology, which has been in development for years now, is …

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DJI on U.S. Government Drone Regulation and Fear-Based Polic…

image: public domain, PXfuel In the final keynote address of DJI Airworks 2020, DJI’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs Brendan Schulman spoke about the direction U.S. government drone regulation is taking – and spoke out against fear-based policies. U.S. government drone regulation has increasingly focused on security, with drones …

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FAA Drone Training Initiative Announced: Providing the Skill…

A new FAA drone training initiative will certify institutions offering UAS programs and provide opportunities for collaboration with the agency.  The program is a focused effort to match training with labor force needs, benefitting both the industry and students interested in a career in drones. “The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …

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FAA Issues Regulatory Guidance on Drone Use for Coronavirus …

The news around the world is dominated by the current pandemic – and drone industry news is no exception.  Just as drones saw new uses in disaster response efforts after hurricanes and earthquakes, new applications are appearing as a result of today’s crisis.  This week, the FAA issued regulatory guidance …

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Where to Find Europe’s Drone Rules All in One Place: EASA’s …

Image from the EASA Website The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has recently published a document called “Easy Access Rules” that covers European drone regulations in an easy to understand and easy to use format. The 265 page document is available on their website for download here.  While 265 pages …

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Bell Textron Announces Electric Air Taxi at CES

Bell Textron unveiled an electric air taxi this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – and it’s one of the coolest concept vehicles that we have ever seen. DRONELIFE caught up with Cary Cannon, Bell’s Chief Engineer of Innovation, on the show floor. “We have seen a big …

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