Will InterUSS Define How Remote ID Can be Enabled for Drone Operators?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 gave the FAA the flexibility to regulate all drones, but the recent demonstration performed by AirMap, Alphabet’s Wing, and Kittyhawk.io showcased what it could mean to see that authority make practical sense. The three companies worked together to create a remote identification (Remote ID) solution that Acting FAA Administration…

Exploring the Collaboration Between NASA, the FAA and Drone Industry to Develop a Cloud-Based UTM System

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are partnering with private companies to develop a cloud-based traffic management system that could handle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) operating in the national airspace, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management platform enables drone users to…

FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

For the past few months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been hinting at the possibility that drone markings’ specifications will have to be modified in order to satisfy law enforcement concerns regarding visibility and accessibility to said markings. Today, the FAA finally published a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to…

5 Fields of Strong Growth for Professional Drone Pilots

Drone piloting can be a well-paying profession. It’s a rapidly expanding vocation that’s playing a larger and larger role in many industries. However, there are a few fields where professional pilots are making a particularly strong impact. The following sections highlight a few of the specialties where drone pilots have made successful inroads. If you’re…

What Makes the SAGA and Other GDU Drones Different and Distinct?

With an entire section dedicated to the technology as well as a slew of UAV exhibitors, drones were a big part of CES 2019 in more ways than one. While some of the innovations that were showcased at the event were geared toward consumers, the multi-purpose industrial drone from GDU called the SAGA that debuted…

Connecting and Growing Australia’s Drone Ecosystem

Australia faces many of the same regulatory challenges as other nations do when it comes to utilizing drone technology for a variety of purposes. Being able to integrate drones safely into the air traffic management system is a top priority for stakeholders across the drone ecosystem while demonstrating safety to personnel on the ground and…

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