Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
News and issues relating to civil and military unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) of all kinds and sizes, including those used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), combat (unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs), law enforcement, research and other applications. Of particular focus is the FAA's planned integration of UAS into the U.S. national airspace system.
According to USI, this is the only NBAA PDP-approved offering on unmanned aviation.
Online portal allows drone owners and operators to purchase an annual insurance policy online and pay securely via credit card.
The service earlier evaluated the 243-pound helicopter for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance as well as forward observer missions.
The Chicago aerial photography company will pay a civil penalty of $200,000, the largest fine to date for unmanned aircraft systems.
The branches of the European Union government plan to complete negotiations on amending the EASA Basic Regulation to include drones.
The Vanilla Aircraft VA001 landed with more than half of its JP-8 fuel still available for a longer mission.
The exercise at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October was one of the largest thus far using teams of small autonomous drones.
The NASA-led UAS Traffic Management (UTM) research effort is shaping the rules and capabilities of this coming low-altitude ecosystem.
Registration is required for drones weighing 250 grams to 55 pounds.
Expensive drones can be rescued from harm by parachute recovery systems.