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October 29, 2015

Huerta Announces UAS Registration Task Force Members

October 29, 2015 — Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the membership of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force. Earl Lawrence, Director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, and Dave Vos of Google X will co-chair the group.   Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and Administrator Huerta announced

October 23, 2015

MAPPS Takes Seat on FAA UAS Registration Task Force

October 23, 2015 (Reston, VA) — MAPPS, the only national association of private sector firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States and a leader on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the geospatial field, today announced it has accepted an invitation from the Federal Aviation Administration

October 21, 2015

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The task force will be composed of 25 to 30 diverse representatives from the UAS and manned aviation industries, the federal government, and

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

October 7, 2015

FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Pathfinder Efforts

October 7, 2015 — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has entered into a Pathfinder agreement with CACI International Inc. to evaluate how the company’s technology can help detect Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the vicinity of airports.   In testimony today before the House Aviation Subcommittee, FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker said that flying an

October 7, 2015

R.A. Smith National Given Green Light from FAA on Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

October 7, 2015 — R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been granted a Section 333 Exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This exemption, granted on a case-by-case basis allows R.A. Smith National to use a UAS (unmanned aircraft system) to

October 6, 2015

FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Civil Penalty Against SkyPan International for Allegedly Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Operations

NEW YORK, October 6, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announces the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of our airspace. The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International, Inc. of Chicago. Between March 21, 2012, and Dec.

September 16, 2015

Cities Hosting the Papal Visit are No Drone Zones

WASHINGTON – As the Papal visit approaches, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents of and visitors to Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia that these cities and the surrounding communities are No Drone Zones from September 22 through September 27, 2015. “If you plan to attend any of the

September 8, 2015

FAA Issues 333 Exemption for Unmanned Aerial Systems Flights to Surdex Corporation

Surdex Corporation has received a 333 Exemption from the FAA to operate an Altavian Nova F6500 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). This 333 Exemption provides Surdex with a general Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate UAS under 200 feet throughout the U.S. for the purpose of aerial data collection. Surdex owns and operates an Altavian Nova UAS for use

September 2, 2015

FAA Selects New Unmanned Aircraft Executives

September 2, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Marke “Hoot” Gibson and Earl Lawrence for two executive-level positions that will guide the agency’s approach to safe, timely and efficient integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. airspace. Hoot Gibson will become the Senior Advisor on UAS Integration, a position established to

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