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Everything you need to know about complying with FAA’s drone Remote ID rule

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The Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA) and the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), both prominent organizations in the commercial drone industry, have jointly issued a guidance document to help drone operators stay compliant with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) remote ID rule.

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FAA drone Remote ID discretionary enforcement policy ends March 16

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding drone operators that its policy for exercising discretion in determining whether to take enforcement action for pilots who were not able to comply with the Remote ID rule will end this week on March 16. Operators who do not comply after that date could face fines and suspension or revocation of their drone pilot certificates.

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Week long FAA Super Bowl no-flight drone ban in Las Vegas begins today

It should go without saying, the area around Sunday’s Super Bowl LVIII will be a strictly enforced no-fly zone, but recent drone intrusions of National Football League (NFL) games has led the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to announce not only a broad flight ban in host city Las Vegas – but also a multi-day order starting today.

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FAA gives its B4UFLY drone app a post-Aloft upgrade, and new life [Update]

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Though initially considered destined for the ash heap of history when its principal tech partner left the project, the essential drone pilot’s situational awareness and airspace restriction reference tool, B4UFLY, is getting new life from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through an updated version of the app set for release next month.

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DroneUp receives all-important FAA no-observer BVLOS approval

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Drone services company DroneUp has announced reception of what’s currently considered the brass ring of UAV operational capabilities with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization to make beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) deliveries without the obligation of ground observers.

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Wing’s FAA no-observer BVLOS tech approval clears way for US drone delivery scaling

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Wing Aviation, one of the world’s leading operators of drone delivery services, has received additional authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allowing the company to considerably broaden its use of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights without ground observers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX area – and, eventually, in scaling across the US.

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NUAIR’s FAA Part 107 waiver widens BVLOS drone corridor 300%


New York’s Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) announced a major expansion of its capabilities to prepare diversified drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) activity, with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval to expand the organization’s beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight zone to cover 240 square-miles.

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FAA BVLOS drone waiver enables “blended” MassDOT rail inspections


As predicted when policies and budgets were passed to mend long neglected infrastructure across the US, the deployment of drones for inspection and restoration of public assets has increased dramatically. Yet another example of that is the work the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will do in surveying its aging rail system using a newly-issued Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operation. 

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Amazon’s drone delivery unit loses key FAA interlocutor: report

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Efforts by Amazon to fulfill founder Jeff Bezo’s decade old vision of swiftly dispatching customer orders with a fleet of speedy, efficient delivery drones is facing yet another unexpected challenge with the news that the primary interlocutor in its contacts with the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), Sean Cassidy, has left the company.

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Percepto’s latest FAA waiver allows single pilot to oversee 30 automated drones at once

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Surging automated drone tech company Percepto has added another Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) achievement to its growing list, which in this case allows the company to remotely operate up to 30 of its UAVs using only one pilot.

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Ondas pairs Airobotics’ drone and American Robotics’ BVLOS approvals in MassDOT trial

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Aerial tech and communications group Ondas Holdings is leveraging its subsidiaries’ strengths by deploying Airobotics’ automated nested drone platform under the beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operation of American Robotics, as part of a pilot program it will oversee for the aeronautics division of Massachusetts Department of Transport (MassDOT).

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Joby says its air taxi is 84% through FAA Stage Three certification

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Air taxi developer Joby has offered a few reminders of why it has gained the reputation for being among (if not the) leading advanced air mobility (AAM) companies with an update to investors revealing it had completed 84% of its Stage Three certification work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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FAA approves new variant of Matternet M2 delivery drone

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Matternet, the first non-military drone maker to achieve standard Type Certification and Production Certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has announced a significant development. The company has built a new, more efficient variant of its M2 delivery drone and it has managed to get an FAA Type Certificate approval for that as well.

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Flytrex to use new FAA BVLOS approval to scale US-wide drone delivery activity

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Aerial food delivery specialist Flytrex has announced authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permitting it to perform beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights in markets across the US, an exemption to operate above homes and people without ground observers it plans to use in accelerated scaling of its activities.

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US Air Force and FAA to work together on AAM aircraft integration

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Responding to political criticism and even some concern within the next generation aviation sector, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said it will team up with the US Air Force to study the operation and effective integration of advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft into the nation’s airspace.

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Senate approves AAM, airline exec Michael Whitaker as FAA chief


The US Senate has confirmed aviation veteran Michael G. Whitaker to lead the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the time when the nation’s system for managing traditional aircraft shows signs of serious strain, and the agency struggles to integrate nearing advanced air mobility (AAM) services like air taxis into the national airspace.

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FAA conditionally approves first vertiport for air taxi, AAM testing

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With the anticipated start of air taxi services in the US set for 2025, it’s not exactly premature for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to have issued its first approval of a vertiport – a conditional greenlight that nevertheless permits development and research of nearing advanced air mobility (AAM) activity.

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