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FAA Grants Real Estate, Agricultural UAS Exemptions

The Federal Aviation Administration today granted two regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, including the first for real estate photography. The agency gave...

Drone maker AeroVironment seeks new customers to boost sales

By RONALD D. WHITE AeroVironment Inc. of Monrovia proves Southern California still has the right stuff. AeroVironment was the brainchild of American aeronautical pioneer and engineer Paul...

Aerosonde sUAS Receives FAA Certificate of Authorization for National Airspace

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today a Certificate of Authorization to start Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) operations...
FAA Part 107

FAA requirements for Hollywood exemptions

1. The UA must weigh less than 55 pounds (25 Kg), including energy source(s) and equipment. Operations authorized by this grant of exemption are...
FAA Part 107

Six Companies Can Now Fly Small UAS Following FAA-approved Safety Procedures

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production...

Drones for Moviemaking Face Likely FAA Approval

By JOAN LOWY Associated Press The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production...

FAA reminds operators to place their platforms on the N register

In an email sent to COA holders the FAA are reminding folks of having a registration on their aircraft. We are aware of a...

Wash. DNR to Launch Drones to Monitor Wildfires

K.C. MEHAFFEY  THE WENATCHEE WORLD, WASH. The state Department of Natural Resources plans to test the use of drones to monitor wildfires this summer. The agency...

BP Drone Makes Oil Production Safer and More Profitable

David Biederman BP launched a thirteen pound drone earlier this month in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the “first authorized commercial operation by an unmanned aircraft over...

Drones are invading the Arctic!

By: Clay Dillow, Special to CNBC Stringent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft for commercial use has largely kept American...