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The FAA has authorized Zipline International Inc. to deliver commercial packages around Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bentonville, Arkansas, using drones that fly beyond the operator’s visual line of sight.
The pending beyond visual line of sight waiver for drone delivery company Zipline is expected to be the first example of a beyond visual line of sight “summary grant” from the FAA, meaning other companies doing similar operations can expect more speedy waiver approvals for BVLOS operations.
UAvionix, operating at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Emerging Aviation Technology Center, completed the first true beyond visual line of sight flight in non-segregated airspace using aviation protected C-Band in the United States.
The FAA has granted a waiver exemption request for drone BVLOS flights from Georgia-based Phoenix Air Unmanned, flying SwissDrones systems for aerial work, aerial photography, survey and powerline and pipeline patrol and inspection.
Reliable Robotics completed a series of simulations and flight tests demonstrating successful integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems into congested airspace as part of the FAA’s Urban Air Mobility Airspace Management Demonstration.
According to Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom, who kicked off Alaska’s inaugural Global Autonomous Systems Conference here last week, the state has three key ingredients to skyrocket it to drone domination: its people, the place and the policy.
Many unmanned systems companies are planning to scale up drone deliveries and create a new, Jetsons-style world of advanced air mobility (AAM), but how will they win the trust and confidence of the public?
Pyka, which builds electric aircraft for crop protection and cargo transport, has received approval from the FAA to operate its Pelican Spray aircraft for commercial crop dusting nationwide.
New BVLOS regulations may be as much as a year away, an FAA official said at the start of this year’s FAA Drone Symposium, but the agency is taking steps to speed up the regulatory process as much as possible.