FAA Selects Kittyhawk as Sole Provider of New B4UFLY Application

Today, Kittyhawk is announcing an exclusive public-private partnership to rejuvenate and lead development of the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile application using Kittyhawk’s Platform...

FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an...

DJI welcomes proposed rules for drone flights at night and over people in America

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposals announced today to help expand the...

FAA Seeks New Drone Advisory Group Members

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a notice (PDF) in the Federal Register soliciting qualified candidates to serve on the Drone Advisory Committee(DAC). The committee provides an open venue for...

Can you help the FAA with LAANC?

The FAA is dedicated to ensuring drones are able to operate safely in the same airspace with manned aircraft. The LAANC capability offers industry the opportunity to work...

Buzzy the Drone

I believe it is an insult to those of us who have spent years of our time and countless thousands of dollars trying to...
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Federal Aviation Administration Announces Key Appointments for Executive Directors of Aircraft Certification and UAS...

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Earl Lawrence’s promotion to the Agency’s Executive Director for Aircraft Certification. Lawrence was...

Taint It A Shame ASTM – drone standards

One of the new FAA mantras trifecta is “standards,” the other two are “we’re open for business” and “bring us a safety case.” I’ve...

Color Me Gobsmacked

The following hardball (and softball too) questions took three-plus weeks (and in some cases 6 plus years) for the FAA to answer as they...

Tests for UAS Integration Pilot Program begin – Iris Automation

SALINA - The Kansas Department of Transportation is starting the testing phase of the Integration Pilot Program this week. Flights by Iris Automation will focus...