WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published in the Federal Register a Notice of Interpretation to clarify that its existing definition of “unmanned aircraft accident” does not include model aircraft. [Read more…]
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will conduct the first mission over the Gulf of Mexico with its unmanned aircraft from Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, there will be a demonstration of on-board technologies designed to help integrate remotely-piloted aircraft into the national air transportation system at the Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota. The research flight test will feature a specially equipped NASA Langley Research Center Cirrus SR22 that will serve as a surrogate unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The surrogate UAS will automatically maneuver using Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) data and software algorithms developed by The MITRE Corp. and the University of North Dakota. A UND Cessna 206 will act as an intruder aircraft.
The AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released a new interactive online course titled “Unmanned Aircraft and the National Airspace System.”