FAA Expands UAV Airspace Restrictions Over DOJ Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced a dramatic expansion to the restricted airspace in which drones, or UAVs, can operate including federal prisons and U.S. Coast Guard bases. It’s a move that comes at the request of the FAA’s Federal security partners and demonstrates the FAA’s authority to restrict drone operations over national security…

A New Resource for Civil Engineers and Drone Entrepreneurs

There are a myriad of resource designed to help users of all sizes utilize drone technology in a variety of commercial applications. Events, websites, webinars and whitepapers are just a few of the formats that provide users and potential users with a better sense of how drones can enable a variety of tasks to be…

NASA’s Ikhana UAV Completes Its First BVLOS Flight in Controlled Airspace

The integration of manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace is something many people are focused on enabling, and advances are being made every day which will see that goal realized sooner rather than later. NASA and the FAA have been working together to make sure that the requirements imposed on manned aircraft to keep…

IPP Insight with the Lee County Mosquito Control District

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is designed to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) create new regulations that will enable the safe and secure integration of drones into the national airspace system. Dan Elwell, Acting Administrator of the FAA, has previously talked about how the FAA wants to work with drone…