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August 28, 2016
A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for...
August 22, 2016
The Nigerian federal government is making a comprehensive arrangement to respond to the attacks on oil installations in...
August 10, 2016
  The U.S. Marine Corps is testing a pocket-sized drone that can deliver live video feeds from three cameras...
August 2, 2016
The first-ever workshop by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy about drones and the future of aviation provided a platform for industry insiders to discuss drone opportunities and challenges in the U.S. According to a White House blog post, that office announced commitments from both public and private entities to safely integrate and adopt drone use across the U.S. Such initiatives include...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
June 20, 2016
The FAA's anticipated new rules on commercial drones reveal several changes to the originally proposed provisions, including ones concerning pilot age and max flight altitude, according to a drone lawyer who claims to have leaked the document. The official release of the new Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) is expected as soon as Tuesday. The agency initially proposed in February last...
June 9, 2016
EHang Inc. will begin flight testing, training and development of a passenger-carrying drone with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and the Governor's Office of Economic...
June 2, 2016
Sikorsky successfully completed phase one of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation...
May 9, 2016
The first two Kaman K-MAX helicopters arrived at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, over the weekend. The K-MAX's primary mission is to provide cargo load operations with a max payload of 6,000 lb. It can also fly...
May 6, 2016
The FAA aims to set up a joint team with the industry this year to track and analyze the safety of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and recommend measures for mitigating specific weaknesses, R&WI learned this week at the Assn. of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International annual gathering this week in New Orleans. The team would be modeled on the agency/industry Commercial Aviation Safety Team, whose...
May 4, 2016
The FAA is setting up a standing committee to advise it on how to integrate drones in civil airspace and is tapping a top Silicon Valley executive to lead it.   The drone advisory committee will gather about 30 leaders from throughout the aviation and unmanned systems industries to work with FAA officials in prioritizing policy and research integration issues that must be tackled and in building broad...
April 22, 2016
German engine manufacturer 3W International will introduce its complete propulsion systems for UAVs at the Xpontential 2016 trade show in New Orleans May 2 to 5. The company will also...
April 21, 2016
Nevada's Clark County Fire Department has received FAA permission to operate a small UAS. This is the first Certificate of Authorization (COA) approved in Nevada under the FAA's new "Public Safety...
April 18, 2016
Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 UAS has successfully performed capabilities of identifying vessels, animals and objects at sea in icy winter conditions last month at Fogo Island in Canada. The trials were...
April 4, 2016
An FAA-appointed group has submitted recommendations for operating micro UAS in national airspace, according to an Associated Press report.   The Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee has reportedly called for “creating four categories of small drones that commercial operators can fly over people, including crowds in some cases.”   The committee was tasked with recommending by April...
March 29, 2016
A powerful methane-detection sensor flight tested by NASA researchers might increase the viability of using small unmanned aircraft systems for pipeline patrol, the agency said March 28.   The Pasadena, California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been testing its Open Path Laser Spectrometer sensor on various platforms since 2014. Similar to another sensor NASA developed for use on Mars, the device...
February 29, 2016
Look for Honeywell Aerospace [Booth 4945] to start probing the impact of unmanned aircraft systems on turbine-powered helicopter sales next year in its annual market survey.    "That's an area of research that I plan to put into the 2017 survey," Honeywell Aerospace's director of market analysis, Charles Park, told R&WI. As the company’s researchers go through their process...
February 19, 2016
Each month, the FAA receives more than 100 reports from pilots and others who spot what appears to be an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flying close to an airport or a manned airplane. It’s become a serious safety concern for the agency, and a potential security issue for the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS). In addition to the FAA’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, an additional step...
February 18, 2016
A unique unmanned tiltrotor has successfully completed a new testing stage after performing its first flight. The aircraft was created by VR-Technologies, an innovative design bureau part of Russian Helicopters. A number of oil and gas companies and various government agencies are...
February 9, 2016
Bristow Group Inc. has invested $4.2 million in Sky-Futures, the leading provider of drone inspection data services for the oil and gas industry. This investment gives Bristow immediate entry to the fast-growing UAV services business and bolsters Bristow's offerings to include drone inspection services.   The investment, which also includes an exclusive partnership agreement, gives Bristow access to...
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