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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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U.S. Drone Industry Could Benefit from Commerce Policy

As the U.S. drone industry continues to develop, new developments in commerce regulations may make it easier for U.S.-based drone manufacturers to access the global marketplace. Flexibility is the Key to Airpower: More Developments in Drone Export Controls  By DRONELIFE Guest Contributor Dawn M.K. Zoldi* On January 12, 2021, the …

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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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Remote Identification of Unmanned Systems: Op-Ed

Following the publication of the final rule on remote identification for drones last week, the industry has voiced opinions both for and against the concept of Remote ID as well as the actual rule.  DRONELIFE is honored to publish this joint op-ed from two of the industry’s leading voices: AUVSI …

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New Drone Rules on Remote ID, Flight Over People

The FAA has published new drone rules for Remote ID and Operations Over People.  While it will take some time to fully unpack the final rule on Remote ID, the drone industry is weighing in on the new regulations and the impact that they will have.  (See the announcement with …

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Percepto Soars Over Three Drone Regulatory Milestones

Autonomous drone developer Percepto this week announced three regulatory milestones—completing the certifications and a test flight phase that take the Israeli company a step closer to FAA Certification, countrywide EVLOS in Australia and BLOS in Norway. “The completion of the D&R testing phase is a major achievement in the Type Certification …

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