Flirtey and Reno complete test as part of UAS Integration Pilot Program

The City of Reno and Flirtey complete first test as part of the UAS Integration Pilot Program

The City of Reno has completed their first test flights together with Flirtey as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP). The program was launched by President Trump late last year to fast-track commercial drone applications. The City of Reno and Flirtey partnership were one out of ten successful applicants for the IPP program.

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FAA celebrates the first four successful drone delivery tests

The FAA celebrated their first four successful drone test as part of the UAS Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP). In Raleigh, NC, WakeMed Health and Hospitals in partnership with Matternet used drones to deliver medical supplies to remote rural locations. Three other drone trials took place in Virginia, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

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News that Amazon and the New York State drone corridor have been left out of the UAS Integration Pilot Program is ‘boggling’

Two weeks the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the 10 successful UAS Integration Pilot Program applications. To everybody’s surprise, Amazon and the State of New York, which according to Governor Cuomo is building “the most advanced drone testing in the country,” were not among the lucky few. News that Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) said was “boggling.

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Workhorse starts autonomous drone delivery program HorseFly in Ohio

Last year the Workhorse Group demonstrated their HorseFly drone delivery system for the first time. In April of this year, we reported that workhorse received a patent for their HorseFly truck-launched, drone delivery system. Now the company announces that their trail program will start in Loveland, Ohio. Packages delivered by drone, a scenario that once seemed like a long way off, is now rapidly becoming a reality.

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DJI is looking for partners to participate in UAS Integration Pilot Program

In a press release, drone market leader DJI has said that the company is inviting state, local and tribal governments to consider partnering with DJI as they apply to take part in a new U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program, called the Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Pilot Program, to accelerate the safe integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace.

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