Solar-electric powered aircraft focus of DaVinci Institute presentation June 10

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by

George E. Bye, CEO and Founder of Bye Aerospace, will speak on the endurance capabilities and benefits of solar-electric powered aircraft as part of DaVinci Institute’s Speaker Series on Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the DaVinci offices in... Continue Reading →

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Rocky Mountain Airshow moves to GXY for 2014

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by

GREELEY, Colo. — Due to construction at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, The Rocky Mountain Airshow is moving to the Greeley-Weld County Airport (GXY) for its 2014 event, August 22- 23. Continue Reading →

FAA to consider exemptions for commercial UAS movie and TV production

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA reports that seven aerial photo and video production companies have asked for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with FAA approval for the first time. Continue Reading →

IDTechEx sees a great future for electric quadcopters

Posted on May 24th, 2014 by

The starting point for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is rarely military; it is at the other extreme with toy helicopters and professional UAV helicopters, according to analysts at IDTechEx. The IDTechEx report “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Electric UAVs 2014-2024” has been... Continue Reading →

NJ Institute of Technology gets FAA nod to test UAS

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by

More than two years ago, New Jersey Institute of Technology Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video to his emergency management network at NJIT. The video clearly showed... Continue Reading →

AUVSI names new board members

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest association representing the unmanned systems community, announced its newly elected board of directors during its annual Unmanned Systems 2014 in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month. Newly elected directors for the... Continue Reading →

FAA to expedite limited commercial UAS operations

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by

ORLANDO, Fla. — During a speech at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2014, FAA Manager of UAS Integration Jim Williams reported that the FAA is working with several industries to expedite some limited commercial operations of UAS before... Continue Reading →

Langford selected for Cliff Henderson Trophy

Posted on May 17th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) reports that Dr. John Langford, Chairman and CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2014 Cliff Henderson Trophy. Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to offer UAS workshop in Seattle, Syracuse in June

Posted on May 15th, 2014 by

Professionals looking to gain a better understanding of the emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry can take advantage of a two-day course being offered in Seattle June 5 to 6 and Syracuse June 26 to 27 by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide. Continue Reading →

Northrop Grumman teams with UND to offer UAS pilot training

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by

Northrop Grumman and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks have signed a cooperative agreement to offer unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilot training using SandShark, a remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA) trainer. Continue Reading →