Policy & Regulatory

EASA Approves Certification of Embention Veronte Autopilot

EASA Approves Certification of Embention Veronte Autopilot

EASA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, has approved the certification basis for the Veronte Autopilot, making it the first ...
Unmanned Vehicle Technologies and uAvionix Announce FAA BVLOS Waiver for Michigan Test Site

Unmanned Vehicle Technologies and uAvionix Announce FAA BVLOS Waiver for Michigan Test Site

Unmanned Vehicle Technologies, LLC (UVT) and uAvionix have announced that UVT has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver to ...
Tulsa Secures $51 Million from EDA to Bolster Autonomous Systems Development

Tulsa Secures $51 Million from EDA to Bolster Autonomous Systems Development

The Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) have awarded approximately $51 million to the Tulsa Hub for ...
Washington View: FAA Reauthorization and DIU Commercial Technology Deployment

Washington View: FAA Reauthorization and DIU Commercial Technology Deployment

Recent federal appropriations have significantly focused on drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies. The FAA Reauthorization Act includes provisions ...
Axon and Skydio Partner to Deliver Scalable Drone Offering for Public Safety

Axon and Skydio Partner to Deliver Scalable Drone Offering for Public Safety

Axon, a global public safety technology company, and Skydio, a U.S. drone manufacturer, announced the launch of an end-to-end offering ...
UAVOS Demonstrates Healthcare-Focused Drone Delivery Capability

UAVOS Demonstrates Healthcare-Focused Drone Delivery Capability

UAVOS has successfully demonstrated multiple applications for health-care related drone delivery services. Deliveries have been conducted using the UVH 170 ...
Walmart to Offer Drone Delivery via Customer App

Walmart to Offer Drone Delivery via Customer App

Walmart began trialing drone delivery in 2021 and has completed over 30,000 drone deliveries to date. Earlier this year, Walmart announced the ...
FAA Grants Amazon Prime Air Approval for BVLOS Drone Deliveries

FAA Grants Amazon Prime Air Approval for BVLOS Drone Deliveries

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Amazon Prime Air permission to operate drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) ...
BRINC Unveils Drone Airframe for Emergency Response

BRINC Unveils Drone Airframe for Emergency Response

BRINC has announced its Drone as First Responder (DFR) solution, featuring the Responder drone and Responder Station charging nest. Engineered ...
NYPD to Deploy Drones for 911 Calls in Pilot Program

NYPD to Deploy Drones for 911 Calls in Pilot Program

The NYPD will soon enhance its crime-fighting efforts with the Drone as First Responder (DFR) pilot program. Announced by NYPD ...
Washington State Approves Drone Use for Methane Emissions Monitoring in New Landfill Regulation

Washington State Approves Drone Use for Methane Emissions Monitoring in New Landfill Regulation

The Washington State Department of Ecology has introduced a new rule (Chapter 173-408 WAC) for monitoring methane emissions at active ...
House Committees Hold Hearing on Drone Use in Emergency Response

House Committees Hold Hearing on Drone Use in Emergency Response

The U.S. House of Representatives convened a joint hearing titled “Unmanned Aerial Systems: An Examination of the Use of Drones ...
US House Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill, AUVSI Notes Progress for UAS Industry

US House Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill, AUVSI Notes Progress for UAS Industry

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2024 by a vote of ...
Iridium Partner American Aerospace Receives FAA Approval for BVLOS Drone Operations in Oil and Gas Industry

Iridium Partner American Aerospace Receives FAA Approval for BVLOS Drone Operations in Oil and Gas Industry

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI) a first-of-its-kind waiver for Beyond Visual Line ...
FAA Reauthorization Bill Fosters UAS and Autonomy Progress
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FAA Reauthorization Bill Fosters UAS and Autonomy Progress

Provisions about drones, autonomy, and the BEYOND program are included in the five-year FAA reauthorization bill that passed the Senate ...