Tag: unmanned aircraft system

FAA restricts drone operations over DOJ and DOD facilities

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific flight restrictions.

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference and exhibition explores drones and unmanned vehicles. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), expects 8,500...

The proof is in the vegetation map

Coastal marshland such as in Terrebonne Parish’s area of interest is notoriously difficult to survey. Photo: Jenneke Visser One scientist is combining drone data with image...

FAA expands drone airspace authorization program

At the 3rd Annual UAS Symposium in Baltimore, Acting Administrator Dan Elwell announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding tests of an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide.

Michael Baker adds long-range, fixed-wing drone to improve large-scale mapping

Michael Baker International expanded its inspection services with the purchase of an Altavian Nova unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The new fixed-wing Altavian Nova joins the company’s expanding UAS fleet, and offers a new tool for Michael Baker pilots to utilize when conducting aerial inspections and mapping of large sites or during inclement weather conditions.

FAA supports drone assessments for Houston response and recovery

By Thursday morning, August 31, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued 43 unmanned aircraft system authorizations to drone operators supporting the response and recovery for Hurricane Harvey.
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