Senate committee approves FAA bill with UAS provisions

The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Wednesday approved an amended version of S. 2658, the Senate's version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act. Industry has reacted.
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New study shows increases in UAS for commercial applications

A new study by Bard College identified significant growth in the total number of different intended UAS operations proposed by individual Section 333 drone users.
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FAA exemption aids in Olin College UAS wildfire research

When Olin College tests a concept using UAS in wildfires, it will be to help firefighters by providing them with real-time data in difficult situations where communications can be impossible.
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Texas UAS event set to reveal industry trends, compelling stories

Taking place March 29-31, 2016, in Austin, Texas, the three-day event will include timely and powerful perspective from more than 60 presenters consisting of Texas-based UAS end-users, R&D team leaders, state agencies, aerospace majors, FAA and NASA.
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Colorado airline firm adds UAS to service offerings

A Colorado-based private airline management and charter company has expanded into the unmanned aircraft systems industry. Mountain Aviation has announced it received a US FAA 333 exemption, a first, the company believes, for the UAS world.
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Fixed-wing, large UAV manufacturers each get private investment

A French-based unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) manufacturer and a Virginia-based advanced aerospace technology developer have each received external funding from private investment firms.
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Industry Events

Texas UAS Summit

March 29-31, 2016
Renaissance Austin Hotel
Austin, Texas

Drone Dealer Expo

April 11-13, 2016
The Florida Hotel
Orlando, Florida

UAS Energy In Sight Summit

May 4-4, 2016
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Sensors Expo & Conference

June 22-23, 2016
McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California

UAS Summit & Expo

August 22-24, 2016
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

InterDrone

September 7-9, 2016
Paris Hotel - Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada





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