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October 16, 2015

Topcon Secures FAA Exemption to Operate Rotary-Wing Aerial System in U.S.

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015—Topcon Positioning Group announces it has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its Falcon 8 rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States. The Topcon Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as

June 4, 2015

Sanborn Gains FAA Unmanned Aircraft System Approval

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 3, 2015—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) approval to commercially operate an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) under the agency's Section 333 Exemption. The exemption permits Sanborn to offer UAS-based services to its customers immediately. Sanborn has successfully completed numerous UAS test flights and data

April 9, 2015

FAA Summary Grants Speed UAS Exemptions

April 9, 2015—The “summary grant” process the Federal Aviation Administration used last week to issue 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is another example of how the agency is using a flexible regulatory approach to accommodate this rapidly evolving technology. The new approach will speed up Section 333 exemption approvals for many commercial UAS

December 18, 2014

FAA Grants Trimble’s UX5 Commercial UAS Exemption

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 18, 2014—CompassData, a worldwide provider of geospatial data and services, is excited about the announcement that the FAA has granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) commercial operations.  Under Section 333 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act (FMRA), the exemptions have been granted to four companies representing several