Tremco SkyBEAM UAV first to be Approved by FAA for Nighttime Commercial Operation

Enables both day and night flight to locate building energy loss and structural issues The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted approval for the first nighttime commercial drone operation in the U.S. to SkyBEAM unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance. SkyBEAM is also approved to operate during the day. The groundbreaking SkyBEAM (Building Envelope Aerial Mapping) UAV flies around buildings and … Continue reading Tremco SkyBEAM UAV first to be Approved by FAA for Nighttime Commercial Operation

FAA Part 107

“Unmanned Aircraft Systems” Michael Huerta, Daytona Beach, FL

Some of us are getting to know each other so well that gatherings such as this are starting to feel kind of like family reunions. But we’re also eager to expand our family to engage a broader community in the dialogue about unmanned aircraft. We know there are a lot of creative minds with great ideas out there. We want to hear from you and … Continue reading “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” Michael Huerta, Daytona Beach, FL

Industrial Aerobotics expands into survey and construction sector.

2015 was a very successful year for Industrial Aerobotics. As one of the first 50 FAA Section 333 approvals Industrial Aerobotics took an early lead in the energy sector vertical with one of the first approvals specializing on Solar and Electric Utility asset inspections. With custom built UAV’s capable of 60 minute flights including payload they are leading the pack in this arena. By utilizing … Continue reading Industrial Aerobotics expands into survey and construction sector.

Clark County Fire Department Receives FAA Blanket Authorization for Public Safety Drone Flights

Praxis Aerospace Concepts International serves as the COA-designated Point of Contact The Clark County Fire Department has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate a small “unmanned aircraft systems”– commonly referred to as a drone. This is the first Certificate of Authorization approved in Nevada under the FAA’s new “Public Safety Blanket COA” process. Under the leadership of Chief Gregory Cassell, CCFD initiated this application as part of … Continue reading Clark County Fire Department Receives FAA Blanket Authorization for Public Safety Drone Flights

Regulatory Line Up At The Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition 2016

Hear it straight from the unmanned aircraft National Airspace System (NAS) integration super line up! We’ll hear from Micro UAS ARC industry co-chair Nancy Egan. The Micro ARC just wrapped up and made their recommendations to the FAA last week. We’ll get a timely firsthand account of what transpired and the recommendations made on our behalf.  Hoot Gibson from the FAA’s Unmanned Systems Integration Office … Continue reading Regulatory Line Up At The Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition 2016

Light Weight and Lower Cost Aerial Cinematography Lands in USA

Dynamic Perspective GmbH announced today that it has selected ROTOR FX LLC of Los Angeles to be its service, training, repair and warranty center partner in North America for its lightweight DynaX5 stabilized gimbal technology. The DynaX5 represents a newest generation in high end gyro stabilization for cinematography or broadcast use with installation and setup times under 30 minutes. The system is so light it … Continue reading Light Weight and Lower Cost Aerial Cinematography Lands in USA

sUAS Guide 2016 Q1 Update Magazine

Today we published the sUAS Guide 2016 Q1 Update magazine, this is an update issue between main issues of sUAS Guide, with issue 2 coming out in early July 2016. In this update: – We cover some US regulatory issues, in the form of the FAA Micro UAS ARC and the related Final Recommendations report – Introducing our new interactive and searchable world map covering … Continue reading sUAS Guide 2016 Q1 Update Magazine

FAA Part 107

FAA Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Recommendations Final Report

Here it is, what folks have been waiting for. Digest and understand dear sUAS News reader. “The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chartered the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (the “ARC”) to provide recommendations to the FAA Administrator on a regulatory framework for the classification and operation of micro UAS. The FAA contemplated a micro UAS classification in the Operation and Certification of … Continue reading FAA Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Recommendations Final Report

333 operators save @sUSB Expo 2016

To all 333 holders, we at sUAS News and the sUSB Expo appreciate all your hard work and perseverance to make the commercial drone industry, fly. As such we are offering a limited time $50 dollar discount in addition to our early bird discount for registering before April 20th, be sure to act soon so you can save $100 dollars on Silicon Valley’s premiere meet … Continue reading 333 operators save @sUSB Expo 2016

Changes at the top, free sUAS Guide Q1 update

Coming out this weekend (hopefully) our quarterly stats update. This time commercial operators from Australia, South Africa, Ireland and the UK join our map and listings. With of course 333 holders from the USA. It looks like the FAA have indeed increased the rate at which they are approving 333’s This is the most comprehensive free list of commercial drone operators worldwide on the web. … Continue reading Changes at the top, free sUAS Guide Q1 update