Policy & Regulation

January 19, 2017

How Fake Drone News Begins

BY Patrick C. MillerWhen drone news seems questionable, it's always a good idea to get the facts. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Nation's first BVLOS UAS operations approved

BY Patrick C. MillerNorth Dakota's Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the first in the nation to receive approval from the FAA to begin phasing in beyond-visual-line-of-sight flights for large-platform unmanned aircraft, eliminating the requirement for chase aircraft. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

UAS attorney: Drone deliveries for the masses a long way off

BY Patrick C. MillerAmazon and Flirty have made news with reports of successful drone deliveries. But how close are they to becoming a reality? UAS attorney Jonathan Rupprecht believes there are substantial regulatory and legal hurdles yet to be cleared. READ MORE

December 22, 2016

FAA expected to approve BVLOS flights at ND UAS test site

BY Patrick C. MillerDuring a meeting with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said he expects the FAA to next week approve beyond visual line of sight flights for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota. READ MORE

December 22, 2016

Making connections in the UAS world

BY Patrick C. Miller

December 21, 2016

AirMap: think of new Drone ID like any form you have in wallet

BY AirMap AirMap, an unmanned aircraft systems airspace management company, has announced Drone ID, a partnership with DigiCert that will enable, instant authentication of a UAV's identity via digital certificate. READ MORE

December 19, 2016

UAS test site supports flights at Denver International Airport

BY North Dakota Department of Commerce The Northern Plains UAS Test site based in North Dakota supported the FAA's Pathfinder Program by conducting a dozen flights at Denver International airport last month. The test flights will help evaluate the safety of UAS operations around airports. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Online drone safety course offered by Unmanned Safety Institute

BY Patrick C. MillerThe Unmanned Safety Institute is offering the first-ever online safety course for drone enthusiasts. With millions of drones in the air and reports of near misses between manned and unmanned aircraft increasing, USI is looking to improve safety. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Drone groups reach out to Trump

BY Luke GeiverPresident-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration can play a vital role in furthering the commercial deployment of unmanned aircraft systems, according to two industry-related organizations who recently reached out to his team. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

Drones, DAPL Protests And The FAA

BY Patrick C. Miller

December 01, 2016

European drone report calls for immediate action, investment

BY Luke GeiverA new report issued by a European Union aerospace entity states drones represent a genuine opportunity which requires immediate EU actions including roughly $200 million in the next five years. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

News media drone flights during pipeline protests approved by FAA

BY Patrick C. MillerThe FAA said news organizations that want to use drones to cover the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota can do so as long as they get permission and follow the agency's UAS regulations. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

FAA video reminds new drone pilots how to fly safely

BY Patrick C. MillerAn increase in the number of drone sales to new pilots during the holiday season has prompted the FAA to release a new video reminding them to register their aircraft and follow the rules of safe flying. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

News from the UAS test sites

BY Luke Geiver

November 17, 2016

NY works with NASA to develop UAS traffic management system

BY Patrick C. MillerDuring the NASA UAS Traffic Management Convention last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would invest $30 million in a 50-mile-long flight traffic management system. The technology for a viable UTM system is not far off. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

Military has key role in Arizona’s commercial UAS development

BY Patrick C. MillerThe Arizona UAS Summit & Expo opened Monday near Scottsdale with a panel discussion on the role the state's military facilities play in developing the commercial UAS industry. The facilities generate billions of dollars in economic impact. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

Drones and the Economy

BY Luke Geiver

October 27, 2016

NASA proves out beyond line of sight sUAS operations

BY NASA Ames Reserch Center Blazing a trail for safely integrating drones into the national airspace, a team from NASA's Ames Research Center on Oct. 19 flew four uncrewed UAS with the help of several collaborators from the UAS industry. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

Drones Fought The Law, But Who Won?

BY Patrick C. MillerAt the scene of protests over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, the competing interests of free speech and law enforcement are being put to the test after officers attempted to shoot down a drone being flown by protesters. READ MORE

October 24, 2016

In Depth: UAS Numbers of the Future

BY Luke GeiverFrom private boardrooms to government-led public forums, the Teal Group has become the go-to reference for unmanned aircraft systems market projections. This is what UAS, by the numbers, looks like based on their current projections. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

Prototype miniaturized radar for small UAS undergoes testing

BY Patrick C. MillerUAVradars is being funded by NASA to develop a miniaturized radar to equip small UAS with sense-and-avoid technology. The spinoff company is testing a prototype aircraft in Kansas that incorporates the radar system. READ MORE

October 12, 2016

Drone experts, accomplished firms headed for Arizona UAS Summit

BY John Nelson The agenda focuses on the current impact of unmanned aircraft systems, the future opportunities for Arizona and the greater southwestern U.S., both small and large unmanned aircraft systems, and regional commercial markets in need of UAS support. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

The Business End Of UAS

BY Patrick C. MillerRunning a UAS business requires more than knowing the technology and regulations. The University of North Dakota is teaching students how to develop business plans and project revenue streams. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Exclusive Insight: Teal Group’s new UAS market report

BY Luke GeiverThe growth rate of civil unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will quadruple in the next decade, according to the Teal Group, a market analysis firm. UAS Magazine spoke with the lead author on the key points of the study and which trends are most clear. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

House hearing asks industry for update on small UAS rule

BY Luke GeiverA U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee held a hearing this week on Capitol Hill to learn how well the implementation of the small unmanned aircraft systems rule has gone. Industry representatives provided insight and hopes for the future. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Texas UAS test site approved for flights up to 1,200 feet

BY Texas A&M-Corpus Christi This new, broader altitude means we can perform higher quality data collection without extensive delay prior to mission execution, said Jerry Hendrix, LSUASC executive director. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

UPS tests drone delivery to island off the Atlantic coast

BY Patrick C. MillerA CyPhy Works drone last week was used to conduct a mock delivery of medicine to an island off the coast of Massachusetts, UPS used the event to announce its entry into the drone delivery market. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Wyvern’s UAS risk certification program starting to grow

BY Luke GeiverWyvern Ltd., a Pennsylvania-based aviation safety and risk management company, believes it has exactly what unmanned aircraft systems entities need to land contracts with major end-user clients. READ MORE