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FAA:-COE for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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In accordance with Public Law 101-508, the FAA plans to competitively select a Center of Excellence for UAS within the next year. The COE will be a geographically disbursed consortium of the FAA, university partners and their affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to conduct UAS related research, education and training…

Nevada drone testing off to slow start

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By SEAN WHALEY CARSON CITY — Testing of unmanned aerial vehicles in Nevada has gotten off to a slower start than expected, with the first test flight in April and about $300,000 in revenue from testing collected so far, a…

New York unmanned aircraft systems test site goes live

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FAA announced the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, New York—the fifth of six—is now operational. FAA granted the Griffiss team a two-year Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to use a PrecisionHawk Lancaster Platform UAS. The…

NMSU, FAA pursue sought-after drone research

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By Lindsey Anderson LAS CRUCES >> A single white trailer sits near runway 4-22 at the Las Cruces airport, the antenna on top chatting with the 21.5-foot-long Aerostar A drone parked on the tarmac outside. This is where New Mexico State…

UAS center partners with Wilmington Air Park

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Tristan Navera In another expansion of unmanned aerial systems efforts, the state’s UAS center is partnering with one of its most active ranges for flying drones. The Ohio/Indiana UAS Center has formalized a partnership with Wilmington Air Park to support…

First phase nearly done at UAS range

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Antonio Sierra / East Oregonian East Oregonian As the Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Range is nearing the end of its first phase of construction, local officials are saying they may be close to phasing out local funding for the project.…