‘Flying Car’ Training Simulator Coming to Springfield Airport

Air Force research into flying cars is taking root in the Dayton- Springfield area in a new way, with a groundbreaking for an "advanced urban air mobility technology simulator" facility set for Thursday at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. Designed to be used by BETA Technologies and Joby Aviation, two pioneer businesses in the field of electric [...]

By |2020-12-09T18:39:08+00:00December 25th, 2020|UAV|

FCC Recommendation of C-Band Frequency for Drones

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently recommended a portion of C-band radio frequency spectrum be reserved for drone use and presented the recommendation to Congress in a report on Section 374 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. View the FCC’s report. The FCC study considered whether unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations should be permitted [...]

By |2020-11-05T06:40:16+00:00November 30th, 2020|AUV|

The Ban on Chinese Drones: Lawmakers Set Their Sights on China-Made Tech

As the war against China-owned technology companies heats up, some federal lawmakers have set their sights on drones made in China or that have Chinese components, seeking to ban them from use by U.S. federal agencies. In addition, recent actions by the Trump administration make it appear likely that the administration itself may weigh in [...]

By |2020-11-13T17:59:10+00:00November 13th, 2020|News|

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Successful Completion of Drone Pilot Program, Announces New Program Called BEYOND

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to tackle remaining [...]

By |2020-11-06T17:10:23+00:00November 6th, 2020|AUV|

New NBAA Resource Provides Guidance for Safe UAS Operations

NBAA’s Emerging Technologies Committee recently published the first entry in a new content series on safety management system (SMS) guidance for UAS operators, which addresses risk factors brought about by drones. “SMS is all encompassing,” said. Jon Hegranes, CEO and founder of Kittyhawk and primary author of the guidance document. “While SMS for traditional aviation [...]

By |2020-11-05T06:42:29+00:00November 5th, 2020|AUV|

SVC Spotlight – Amazing FAA Webinar Catalog

Webinar Series – Airspace & Airspace Authorizations The Air Up There: Airspace Matters. When you fly your drone, the airspace you are flying in is regulated by the FAA from the ground up. Do you wonder why that is and how it impacts you? Learn more about what airspace is, why it [...]

By |2020-12-11T04:14:59+00:00October 19th, 2019|Webinar|
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