Doing Business in the Drone Age

The 2019 FAA UAS Symposium featured numerous insightful panels and discussions, but the “Doing Business in the Drone Age” session was particularly informative. Diana Cooper, Greg Agvent, Jennifer Richter, Brendan Schulman and Eric Schwartz discussed a wide range of topics around how they’ve helped tackle challenges associated with the drone market while also making a…

Robotic Skies Set to Guide the Future of UAS Maintenance

Robotic Skies, a service provider who supports manufacturers and operators of commercial UAS by keeping UAS flying safely, efficiently and affordably around the world, has received an investment from Boeing. This investment will help to expand the company’s, and the world’s only, global network of more than 170 civil aviation authority-certified UAS maintenance centers. It’s…

Advice from FAA Drone Waiver Approvers

Jeremy Grogan, Part 107 Waiver Team Lead, FAA Flight Standards Service, as well as Randy Willis, Manager, FAA Emerging Technologies Team, took part in the “Get Advice From the Approvers” session at the 2019 FAA UAS Symposium. While operators may request to fly specific drone operations not allowed under Part 107 by requesting an operational…

The FAA Offers New Partnership Opportunities for Commercial Drone Entities

On June 3rd the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a new policy in response to a Congressional requirement. The announcement clearly states the intention of the FAA to partner with qualified commercial entities who will match a $6M pledge to perform Unmanned Air Systems (UAS or UAV) integration-related work at the UAS Test Sites. The…

India Opens the Sky for Drones Under “No Permission, No Takeoff” (NPNT) System

The immense opportunities drones can provide developing nations like India helped drive the Indian government to create and subsequently unveils its policy for operating drones in the country in December 2018. Named the Operations of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) through Digital Sky Platform, this initiative is a detailed policy and regulations for operating drones.…

The FAA is No Longer Implementing Remote ID for Drones by July

At a recent hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, FAA UAS Integration Office Executive Director Jay Merkle said that the agency is seriously contemplating releasing its remote identification ruling for drones in July this year. The hearing is looking specifically at the integration of unconventional aircraft into the National Airspace System (NAS). A few days…

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