FAA announces major change to UAS approval process

The approval process required for commercially-focused unmanned aircraft systems companies looking to operate in the U.S. airspace just got quicker thanks to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's change to the COA granting system.

MAAP conducts UAS test flight for pipeline inspection

A fixed-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) accompanied by a piloted chase helicopter conducted an 11-mile test flight last week over a pipeline in a rural area near Fork Union, Virginia.

PrecisionHawk, NASA to develop UAS traffic management systems

PrecisionHawk will join a NASA collaboration to build a traffic management system for UAVs. In January, PrecisionHawk launched a prototype for a Low Altitude Tracking and Avoidance System for the safe integration of UAVs into the National Airspace.

Oregon UAS test range receives $545k boost

The state of Oregon is seeding the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry before commercial activity starts to grow rapidly, according to Ryan Frank, spokesperson for Business Oregon, the state's economic development organization.

UAS expert reacts to Amazon's experimental UAS certificate

Last week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics Inc. unmanned aircraft system (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development and crew training.

Galois develops software tools to make better UAS systems

Software engineer Patrick Hickey played the role of a drone hijacker while demonstrating to CBS "60 Minutes" how a program developed by Galois blocked him from taking control of a quadcopter. Hickey explains the new software tools developed for UAS.

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