International UAS Expo takes off May 12

Posted on May 3rd, 2014 by

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host an unmanned systems and robotics exposition May 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Continue Reading →

New ASTM standards cover UAS operations

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by

ASTM International Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems has approved seven new standards that cover all major facets of small unmanned aircraft systems operations, including design, construction, operation and maintenance requirements. Continue Reading →

First UAS test site operational

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a-half months ahead of schedule. The FAA today granted the North Dakota Department of... Continue Reading →

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit now available

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

Sagetech Corporation has introduced a turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads. The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver, and an iPad with zero interface connections. Continue Reading →

Tennessee law firm expands practice with focus on UAS

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

NASHVILLE — Bone McAllester Norton has expanded its Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law practice group to include legal services in the area of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. Continue Reading →

Organizations call on FAA to expedite UAS rulemaking

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have joined 31 other organizations to send a letter to the FAA encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned... Continue Reading →

Silent Falcon begins initial production

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies (SFUAS), a former subsidiary of Bye Aerospace, announced a transition to the production phase of its Silent Falcon unmanned aircraft system. The patent-pending Silent Falcon is a solar/electric, all composite, modular small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)... Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle to host UAS workshop in San Diego

Posted on April 9th, 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 San Diego April 24-25 by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide. Continue Reading →

Droneport: FAA Flight Standards Issues Notice to Inspectors on Logging Drone Pilot Time

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by

From Droneport.com, “Because it is getting more requests in the field, the FAA Flight Standards Division, whose aviation safety inspectors conduct pilot certification duties, recently issued a notice, Logging of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot Time. It clarifies questions raised by drone... Continue Reading →

Unmanned aircraft put to the test as South Texas FAA test site prepares for operation

Posted on March 17th, 2014 by

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi continued its preparations to be fully operational as one of only six federal test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with another series of test flight missions last week over South Texas... Continue Reading →