UMD Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site gets okay to fly

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The University of Maryland (UMD) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site, located in California, Md., received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly the Talon 240, designed and manufactured by UAV Solutions,…

A drone to detect asbestos

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A drone aimed at detecting asbestos in the environment was presented last Sunday in Rome, by the Italian National Research Council (CNR), along with Aermatica, manufacturer of remotely piloted aircrafts (RPA). The initiative is promoted by the Counsellor for the…

Airware Receives Investment from GE Ventures

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Airware, creator of a hardware, software, and cloud services platform for commercial drone development and operation, announced today it has raised a strategic investment from GE Ventures, the investment arm of GE. GE and Airware will work together to identify…

Wynne Named President and CEO of AUVSI

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Arlington, VA — Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on 12 Jan., 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a…

FAA Statement on NTSB Decision in Huerta v. Pirker

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration has a responsibility to protect the safety of the American people in the air and on the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board affirmed the agency’s position that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) meet the legal definition…

Sky-Futures join the board of the Small UAV Coalition

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Sky-Futures, the global leader in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) oil and gas inspection services, today announced it has joined the likes of Google and Amazon as board members of the Small UAV Coalition. http://smalluavcoalition.org The announcement comes at a time…

CybAero invests in advanced test facility

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First North-listed CybAero, which develops and markets unmanned helicopters, has decided to build a test center which will contain the industry’s most sophisticated equipment. Construction commenced on November 1st, and the test center is scheduled to be ready for occupancy…