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Drone Hits Passenger Skyjet Inbound for Quebec City

It is only inevitable that drones will continue to pose a threat to people who fly commercially. Unfortunately, the growth in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, will more than triple in size from an estimated 1.1 million vehicles at the end of 2016 to more than 3.5 million units by 2021 according to the U.S. FAA. Continue reading

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FAA Tests Drone Detection Systems at DFW

Drones that enter the airspace around airports can pose serious safety threats, of course. The FAA is coordinating with government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that could be used to detect drones in and around airports.
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FAA Aviation Forecast: Continued Growth in Air Travel, Drones

Unfortunately, the growth in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, will more than triple in size from an estimated 1.1 million vehicles at the end of 2016 to more than 3.5 million units by 2021. Continue reading

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FAA Proposes Talking About Regulations for Drones

With an airspeed less than that of the Wright Flyer, the FAA has set up work groups to finally provide specific regulations covering UAS – unmanned aircraft systems – or drones in the national airspace it solely controls. Continue reading

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Drones – FAA UAS Symposium Registration Opens

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced today that registration is underway for the 2017 UAS Symposium (drones) scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, from March 27 to 29. Continue reading

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FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), aka drones, that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. Continue reading

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FAA Issues Some Drone Rules

It’s going to take a tragedy to change things, AutoInformed opines. During the Woodward Dream Cruise drones were clearly violating the proposed rules. Worse, there is no enforcement mechanism in place or proposed. Continue reading

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FAA Finally Announces Registration Rules for Drones – UAS

Critics say that the threats to general and commercial aviation as well as national security have not been addressed since the users will not have a pilot’s license or training of any sort about airspace rules. Worse, the potentially deadly drones will not have a transponder on board so they can be tracked. It’s a terrorist’s dream… Continue reading

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FAA Fines Drone Operator SkyPan $1.9 Million

SkyPan operated the aircraft in a careless or reckless manner to endanger lives or property, the FAA alleges. Continue reading

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Ineffective FAA Sits By as Drones Take Over U.S. Airspace

What is it going to take – a commercial airliner knocked out of the sky by a drone before the FAA exercises its right to control national airspace? Already drones have been reported on the approaches to large airports, including LAX – Los Angeles. Continue reading

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