UAS/Drones

UPP, UPP & Away

September 1, 2019 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), NASA and their partners in a pilot programme that is laying the groundwork for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) traffic management system this summer demonstrated how such a system can […]

Innovation

Swiss deploy drone flight information management system

August 13, 2019 0

skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and the drone airspace intelligence platform provider AirMap,  in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), have deployed the Swiss U-space flight information management system […]

UAS/Drones

Altitude Angel’s LAANC service available to US users

July 24, 2019 0

 Unmanned traffic management (UTM) technology provider Altitude Angel has expanded access to its implantation of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) service in its products, meaning its US-based commercial drone pilots can now […]

UAS/Drones

US drone system LAANC expands to include recreational flyers

July 24, 2019 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started expanding the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational flyers. The US aviation agency said this action will significantly increase the ability of drone pilots to gain […]

Airspace

Thales ECOSystem readies for UTM LAANC launch

June 21, 2019 0

Thales will be launching its ECOSystem Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability service this summer to support the FAA in giving drone users automated access to controlled airspace. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 requires that […]

Airports

FAA expands LAANC more airspace access for drones

May 27, 2019 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration is to expand the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) programme to more than 100 new control towers and airports. Read More About LAANC The LAANC programme has been developed to […]

People

LAANC architect Merkle tapped for US drone tsar role

December 10, 2018 0

Jay Merkle, deputy vice president for the FAA Air Traffic Organization’s Program Management Office, has become the new head of drone integration for the US aviation agency. Reporting to FAA associate administrator for aviation safety […]

Innovation

Road Mapping

November 13, 2018 0

Envision an ecosystem of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) representing a variety of industries all equipped with the knowledge and situational awareness to operate safely and efficiently within the National Airspace System (NAS). That’s the […]

UAS/Drones

New Thinking on UAS Traffic Management

October 22, 2018 0

Back in 2015 at the Air Traffic Control Association’s annual meeting, I heard a presentation by Google’s Dave Vos on small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), writes US industry expert Bob Poole. To the surprise of […]