Helicopter Flight Training Sponsors
 Search

Subscribe

Categories

 Search

Tag: drone


Sep
30
2019

FAA Updates DroneZone

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – Upgrades to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) DroneZone now allows recreational flyers to request airspace authorizations in controlled airspace where the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) is not available.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone DroneZone FAA
Categories: Press Releases


Aug
30
2019

FAA Eases Restrictions on Drone Operations Over Some Federal Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it is working with other federal agencies to minimize the impact of flight restrictions on drone operators flying near select federal facilities.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA
Categories: Press Releases


Jul
23
2019

FAA to Further Expand Opportunities for Safe Drone Operations

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beginning on July 23 will expand the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational flyers. This action will significantly increase the ability of drone pilots to gain access to controlled airspace nationwide.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA LAANC
Categories: Press Releases


Jun
05
2019

FAA Issues Waiver to Fly Drones With Parachutes

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it issued Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Washington, D.C., a Part 107 waiver on June 1 to operate a DJI Phantom 4 drone, equipped with a parachute, over people.

[Read More...]

Tags: DJI Phantom 4 drone drone FAA Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Categories: Press Releases


May
02
2019

Wing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Posted by jhadmin

Wing achieved a significant milestone today, becoming the first drone delivery company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This is an important step for the FAA and the drone industry in the United States; the result of years of work to safely integrate drones into the national airspace. We’re grateful for the vision of the Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the FAA for creating the Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) to advance the drone industry in the US.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA UAS UAS IPP Wing Wing Aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
13
2019

FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

Posted by jhadmin

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 outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must be in place for any flight after that date.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA
Categories: Press Releases


Dec
20
2018

FLIR Provides Thermal Imaging for Next Generation DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

Posted by jhadmin

WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2018-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging, will integrate the FLIR Lepton® micro thermal imaging camera within its DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone. This fully integrated, compact, gimbal-stabilized system will expand the close-range capabilities of commercial pilots, helping them to work better, safer and quicker with side-by-side thermal imaging and visible imagery.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FLIR Systems
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
20
2018

More than 50,000 LAANC Applications processed

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) nationwide deployment of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) has exceeded all of the program’s original objectives.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA LAANC
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
26
2018

FAA Restricts Drones Operating Near DOD and USCG Mobile Assets

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about potentially malicious drone operations over certain, high-priority maritime operations.

[Read More...]

Tags: DOD drone FAA USCG
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
08
2018

FAA Reauthorization Bill Establishes New Conditions for Recreational Use of Drones

Posted by jhadmin

On October 5, 2018, the President signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF). The Act establishes new conditions for recreational use of drones and immediately repeals the Special Rule for Model Aircraft.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
01
2018

FAA Targets UAS Violators for Enforcement

Posted by jhadmin

Pilots of unmanned aircraft (“drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires, law enforcement efforts, or other first responders, such as medical flights, now are more likely to face serious civil penalties, even for first-time offenses.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA UAS Wildfire
Categories: Press Releases


Aug
16
2018

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOD Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of its Federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security-sensitive facilities by establishing temporary flight restrictions specific to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

[Read More...]

Tags: DOD drone FAA UAS
Categories: Press Releases


Aug
16
2018

Drones and Wildfires Don't Mix-Period

Posted by jhadmin

If you fly your drone anywhere near a wildfire, you could get someone killed. That’s the stern warning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. wildland fire agencies have for pilots of unmanned aircraft (“UAS,” or more popularly “drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires. When firefighting aircraft have to be grounded due to an unauthorized drone flight, there are serious risks not just to first responders but also to anyone in the fire’s path.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA Wildfire
Categories: Press Releases


Jul
30
2018

FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued

Posted by jhadmin

Drones have really taken off! As of today, more than 100,000 enthusiasts have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational (not qualifying as “model aircraft”) use since the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule went into effect on August 29, 2016.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA
Categories: Press Releases


Jul
12
2018

FAA Says Avoid Drone Registration Schemes

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to warn drone owners – especially hobbyists—about people offering to “help” register their drones with the agency. The FAA Drone Zone is all you need – and it costs only $5.00.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA
Categories: Press Releases


Jul
02
2018

Think Safety First on July 4th

Posted by jhadmin

As you celebrate the Independence Day holiday, keep safety in mind. Know the aviation safety rules while flying your drones and celebrating the 4th.

[Read More...]

Tags: 4th of July drone FAA Fireworks
Categories: Press Releases


May
23
2018

LEONARDO ANNOUNCES THE FIRST SATELLITE-CONTROLLED EUROPEAN MALE-CLASS DRONE FLIGHT

Posted by jhadmin

The first flight campaign to demonstrate satellite control of a European-built MALE-class (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) drone has been completed successfully. A team comprising Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%) and Piaggio Aerospace carried out the activity using a remotely-piloted P.1HH HammerHead aircraft as the test bed, developing and integrating capabilities that will enable drones to safely fly in unsegregated air space, beyond the range of ground-based radio coverage (called BRLOS - Beyond Radio Line Of Sight).

[Read More...]

Tags: drone Leonardo
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
16
2018

LEONARDO'S M-40 TARGET DRONE GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR OPERATIONS

Posted by jhadmin

Following comprehensive testing at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze Salto di Quirra) joint armed forces test range in Sardinia, Leonardo’s new Mirach-40 (M-40) target drone has been authorised for operational use by the Italian Directorate of Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA), as the national Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA).

[Read More...]

Tags: drone Leonardo PISQ
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
08
2018

FAA Expands Drone Airspace Authorization Program

Posted by jhadmin

Today the 3rd Annual UAS Symposium was kicked off in Baltimore, Maryland as Acting Administrator Dan Elwell announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding tests of an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide.

[Read More...]

Tags: drone FAA
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
08
2018

Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. Once successfully loaded with the parcel, the Skyways drone took off again and returned to land, demonstrating its automatic unloading capability.

[Read More...]

Tags: Airbus Helicopters drone National University of Singapore Unmanned Air Vehicle
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
11
2018

Technology breakthrough: Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters responsible for building the first demonstrator of a rotary-wing drone for a warship

Posted by jhadmin

Paris, The DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de-risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships. The demonstration project will lead to trials of the drone launch system, mission system and airborne vehicle, conducted from a French Navy vessel.

[Read More...]

Tags: Airbus DGA drone
Categories: Press Releases

Related Articles