Gryphon Sensors, which specializes in drone detection, demonstrated its Skylight system at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from April 24-28.
A wide variety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) were flown in an operational airport environment to test the capability of the system to detect, track, classify and display threats. [Read more…]
A new analysis released by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) of the 1,270 new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sightings reported by the FAA earlier this year found that the vast majority of these sightings are just that — sightings.
When releasing the latest data, the FAA specifically stated that no collision between civilian aircraft and a civilian drone operator has been confirmed. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – What would happen if a drone hits a person on the ground? What’s the risk of serious injury?
Although the FAA can’t yet definitively answer those questions, studies by a consortium of universities have made a start toward better understanding the risks of allowing small unmanned aircraft – or drones – to fly over people. [Read more…]
The FAA has restricted drone operations over 133 military bases. [Read more…]
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released a report that finds nearly 90% of the waivers granted by the FAA under Part 107 went to small businesses.
According to the report, most of the waivers allow businesses to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at night, which is not permitted under the current rule. The report also finds that businesses in 44 states received waivers in the first six months since the rule took effect. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) held its second meeting Jan. 31 in Reno, Nevada, according to FAA officials.
The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators, traditional aviation groups, labor organizations, radio and navigation equipment manufacturers, airport operators, state and local government officials, and academia. [Read more…]