FAA Streamlines UAS COAs for Section 333

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The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions. The new policy helps bridge the gap between the past process, which evaluated every…

Unmanned Aircraft a Promising Agriculture Technology

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By Kevin Bouffard THE LEDGER LAKE ALFRED | You might see drones buzzing over Florida farms in 2017. Those drones, also called “unmanned aerial vehicles” or UAVs, should not be confused with their lethal military counterparts. These carry cameras, infrared sensors and…

Sky’s the limit

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By Mike Murphy CANANDAIGUA — Brian Pitre remembers the first time he tried to fly a drone. He put one — a hobby craft version — on the roof of a building. He put one in a tree. He smashed…

Amazon Gets Experimental Airworthiness Certificate

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March 19–The Federal Aviation Administration today issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development and crew training. The FAA typically issues experimental certificates to manufacturers…

Meet The Apple Drone [Concept Images]

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By Oliver Haslam Drones are the big thing these days, whether they be used by people for plain old fun or being flown over Apple’s new spaceship campus as it is being built, drones are fast becoming a factor of life…

Air Force funds research for remotely piloted aircraft

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Although the development of remotely piloted aircraft began in the 1950s, they are increasingly used by both military and commercial customers and provide a promising new chapter in the history of aviation.  As the technology’s potential…