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.

aircraft ground equipment
May 3, 2023 - 11:03 AM
The NBAA recently participated in a forum on ramp inspections that addressed the latest changes to Europe's Safety Assessments of Foreign Aircraft process.
Reliable Robotics' Cessna 208 Caravan flying over clouds
Apr 24, 2023 - 11:27 AM
Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, tested Reliable Robotics’ communication system for remotely piloted aircraft.
drone lifts off with pilot in background silhouetted sunset
Apr 17, 2023 - 11:46 AM
The FAA has released a draft environmental assessment for areas where UAS can be flown without remote identification equipment.
Artist rendering of Summit Aviation's new headquarters at KBZN
Apr 13, 2023 - 12:47 PM
Summit Aviation will soon begin construction on its complex at Montana's Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
An engineer looks at a holographic diagram of an airplane
Apr 10, 2023 - 8:21 AM
The FAA has awarded $19 million in research grants to 14 universities in an effort to reduce noise pollution associated with aviation.
Airbus A310 MRTT with refueling boom extended over A Do-DT25 drone
Mar 28, 2023 - 7:53 AM
Airbus's Auto’Mate technology successfully guided a series of drones to a pre-contact refueling position behind a tanker.
Mar 23, 2023 - 10:43 AM
NBAA's Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable marks legislative progress and continuing goals for 2023.
A Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) cargo drone is pictured in flight
Mar 20, 2023 - 2:29 PM
A Bell APT 70 UAV cargo drone being developed for civil and military missions crashed during flight testing last week in Texas.
Turkish Aerospace Milli Muharip Uçak (MMU) fifth-generation fighter surrounded by ground crew during taxi testing
Mar 20, 2023 - 12:41 PM
Despite the setbacks imposed by the tragic earthquakes that hit Turkey in February, TAI lifted the veil on the country’s fifth-generation fighter program.
Mar 9, 2023 - 12:01 AM
Phenix Solutions' Ultra 2XL heavy-lift cargo drone will have a Rolls-Royce RR300 engine and firefighting capabilities.