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.

Coptercraft inspects easyJet fleet.
May 19, 2014 - 9:09 AM
The UK carrier expects to introduce remotely piloted UAS into operations next year.
May 14, 2014 - 7:43 AM
Agency seeks to reaffirm its authority to regulate the use of small unmanned aircraft.
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J)
May 13, 2014 - 10:58 PM
FAA’s lead UAS executive said the agency will use a provision to allow limited commercial use of unmanned aircraft.
Jim Williams, manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office
May 12, 2014 - 10:47 PM
At “Civilian Applications for UAS” workshop attendees question agency progress in opening NAS to commercial UAS operations.
Elevated Horizons Agri6 helicopter
May 11, 2014 - 10:55 PM
As companies and universities flew their fixed- and rotary-wing models, spectators watched on screens installed in a tent nearby.
Aeryon Scout flies at University of Alaska Fairbanks
May 7, 2014 - 3:42 PM
The first test mission took place moments after the university received its COA from the FAA.
FAA first UAS test site certificate of authorization
May 5, 2014 - 7:17 AM
The six test ranges ould provide an avenue for UAS manufacturers to eventually gain full type certification and airworthiness approval of their designs.