What to expect if the FAA releases a small UAS rule

The FAA says Part 107, the small UAS rule, should be out later this month. What will it mean for those in the UAS business or who are planning to get into the business? UAS Magazine asked two UAS attorneys and an operator.

Near Earth, NASA making first, last 50 ft of UAS flight safer

Near Earth Autonomy has been awarded $754,000 from NASA to help develop a system to safely navigate an unmanned aircraft system during the first and last 50 feet of the take-off or landing phase.

Energy infrastructure research flights completed in Virginia

UAS flying from an operating airport in Virginia conducted successful flight tests of energy infrastructure that provided real-time data to end users, said David Yoel, CEO of American Aerospace Technologies Inc.

uAvionix’ ping2020 ADS-B receives FAA certification

uAvionix may be considered a startup, but in less than two years the California-based company has sold several hundred small UAS ADS-B systems. After certifying a new ADS-B with the FAA, the company is planning for expansion.

NASA flight tests help finalize detect-and-avoid standards

NASA flight tests in California that conclude this month will put government customers flying the General Atomics Predator B a step closer to operating in U.S. and international airspace.

Wildfire agencies ramp up efforts to stop hobby drones near fires

UAS are a hot topic for the U.S. National Inter Agency Fire Center, for reasons both good and bad. NIAFC is pushing a message to the public, “If You Fly, We Can’t” to remind hobbyist and recreational pilots about the impact of flights during fires.

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