System Integrators Selected for North Dakota’s Statewide UAS BVLOS Network

Three leading aviation infrastructure companies have been selected to provide systems engineering and integration services to build, implement, and operate North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind, aviation-grade, statewide network for flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies Company, L3Harris Technologies, and Thales USA have been contracted to work with […]

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Woolpert Employing UAS to Conduct TMOSS Design Surveys to CDOT Standards

Woolpert was hired to complete right-of-way (ROW) and TMOSS design surveys utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Castle Rock, Colo. The design and ROW plan surveys are being conducted per Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) standards. TMOSS stands for InRoads Terrain Modeling Survey System and represents the best practices followed by CDOT surveyors and contract […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Technology Partners for Remote ID Development

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating in the nation’s airspace. The FAA […]

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NCDOT Helping in Effort to Use Drones in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

State transportation officials announced today a public-private partnership that will use drones to deliver critical medical supplies and food during the COVID-19 response.       The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation and its partners are inviting people interested in the initiative to learn more in an online public forum from 1-3 p.m. Friday. Please visit […]

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Unmanned Safety Institute Launches New Digital Credentialing Initiative with Credly

Unmanned Safety Institute has launched a new digital badging program for its certification holders. Individuals who complete coursework/training and earn a passing score on one of the proctored exams or operational evaluations will earn an Unmanned Safety Institute digital credential. ”By providing a secure, digital representation of Unmanned Safety Institute safety and operational certifications, our […]

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UAS Operators Cautioned Not to Disrupt Food Supply Chain During COVID-19 Pandemic by Interfering with Low-Flying Ag Aircraft

As the nation enters the upcoming growing season in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be extra mindful of low-flying manned agricultural aircraft operations. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared crop input services to be an essential service […]

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