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.
Airbus research into helicopter noise is being used to evaluate potential eVTOL designs.
This week saw the official launch of the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility (CAAM) Coalition, with Bell Textron as a founding member of the group.
Flight Safety Foundation has launched the autonomous and remotely piloted aviation systems advisory committee to address the safety of these operations.
After demonstrating its detect-and-avoid capability on Bell's APT 70 cargo drone, Xwing is preparing to start flight trials in a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.
DOT and FAA urged not to delay rulemaking covering remote identification requirements (ID) for unmanned aerial systems.
Gaining experience with unmanned aircraft should give Reliable Robotics a leg up on the race to bring new technologies to market.
The FCC, evaluating both the L-band and C-band for drone use at the behest of Congress, is concerned that a number of critical systems already use L-band.
The FAA will evaluate at least 10 drone mitigation technologies/systems at its William J. Hughes Technical Center in New Jersey.
A new advisory issued jointly by four U.S. federal agencies provides "legal landscape" on drone mitigation technology.
Near Earth Autonomy and Kaman Aerospace have developed an intelligent autonomy system for the K-Max helicopter.