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.
Williams was appointed to lead the FAA's newly created UAS Integration office in March 2012.
Real estate and other aerial photography applications of drones lead the first several hundred exemptions awarded by the FAA.
Known for challenging the FAA's first enforcement action against a drone operator, Schulman joins other experts hired by the drone industry.
The NTIA will convene interested parties to develop best practices for drone 'privacy, accountability and transparency.'
The agency seeks to clarify the current guidance.
Swiss Post and air cargo carrier Swiss WorldCargo will evaluate using the Matternet One quadcopter for delivering parcels.
The companies said they conducted risk reduction flight tests in Israel of a Heron UAV equipped with a Thales-Elisra data link system.
GRTgaz selected aerial data collection firm Air Marine to operate monthly drone flights over gas pipeline in southwestern France.
CybAero signed an agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China to deliver 70 APID One remotely piloted helicopter systems.
The Royal Australian Air Force started flying the IAI Heron at Rockhampton Airport in advance of a joint training exercise with U.S. military.