Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • FAA Finalizes Commercial UAS Part 107 Rules

    June 21, 2016 | [Avionics Magazine 06-21-2016] The FAA has finalized its first operational rules regulating the commercial operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). According to a statement from the administration, the new rules will become effective in late...

  • Eurocontrol RTS Gathers Data on RPAS Integration

    June 16, 2016 | From the bottom: Gabor Petnehazy, Julia Sanchez, Stefan Oze and Anastasiia Sobchenko during the small scale RTS demonstration at the Eurocontrol Experimental Centre. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 06-16-2016] In late May, a small-scale Real Time...

  • FreeFlight Gets FAA Approval Test Avionics for UAS Integration into the NAS

    June 9, 2016 | UAS. Photo: FreeFlight Systems [Avionics Today 06-09-2016] The FAA has granted FreeFlight Systems a section 333 exemption to test avionics specifically related to Unmanned Aircraft Systems...

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  • Shadow Tactical UAS Surpasses One Million Flight Hours

    June 8, 2016 | Shadow UAS. Photo: U.S. Army.  [Avionics Magazine 06-08-2016] Textron Systems has announced that its Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) has surpassed 1 million total flight hours, becoming the only unmanned aircraft system of its...

  • Sentient’s ViDAR Payload Enables UAS Find Function

    June 6, 2016 | Insitu ScanEagle UAS on which Sentient’s VIDAR payload aims to up ISR functions. Photo: Insitu [Avionics Today 06-06-2016] Sentient Vision Systems, has signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with Insitu for the Visual Detection and...

  • FAA, FBI Expand UAS Detection Research at JFK

    May 17, 2016 | Unmanned aircraft system. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 05-17-2016] The FAA and its government, industry and academia partners have joined forces to evaluate drone detection technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York in order to expand...

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