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FAA Reauthorization Act Extends ASSURE UAS Program and Establishes ASSUREd Safe

The FAA Reauthorization Act 2024, signed by President Biden last week, signifies a substantial advancement in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology and safety. A key component of the act is the extension of the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), FAA’s Center of Excellence for UAS programs, which promotes innovation and […]

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How the New FAA Reauthorization Bill Facilitates UAS Integration into U.S. Airspace

Bill paves the way for integrating UAS into U.S. airspace system By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill (The following is the third in a series of articles on how the recent passage of the bill to reauthorize the FAA positively impacts the drone and eVTOL industries.) The bill to reauthorize the FAA, which President Biden […]

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Why the FAA Reauthorization Bill Wins Praise from Drone Industry

Boosting the Skies: Drone Industry Celebrates FAA Reauthorization Bill By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill (The following is the first in a series of articles on how the recent passage of the bill to reauthorize the FAA positively impacts the drone and eVTOL industries.) In a move expected to dramatically boost the growth of commercial […]

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Senate Votes to Invoke Cloture, Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

Update: Thursday May 9 the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill as outlined below. The U.S. Senate has voted 84-13 to invoke cloture on the FAA Reauthorization Cantwell-Cruz substitute amendment, as modified to H.R. 3935 – the House version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill.  Cloture is a motion to limit debate and move forward towards […]

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BREAKING: Senate Votes to Invoke Cloture on FAA Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. Senate has voted 84-13 to invoke cloture on the FAA Reauthorization Cantwell-Cruz substitute amendment, as modified to H.R. 3935 – the House version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill.  Cloture is a motion to limit debate and move forward towards a vote. The current extension to FAA Authorization expires tomorrow, May 10: some lawmakers […]

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FAA Approves Waiver for Nevada’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site

New Waiver Allows Extended Drone Operations at University-Managed Facility According to an article in Nevada Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently granted a crucial waiver under Title 49 of the United States Code for the operation of civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at the Nevada Autonomous Test Site. Managed by Nevada Autonomous in […]

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Rising Surveillance: The Challenge of UAS Incursions at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Increasing Unmanned Aircraft Activities at the Border, and the Efforts to Enhance National Security Measures In a recent update highlighting the monitoring challenges along the U.S.-Mexico border, the top official of the U.S. Northern Command reported that the region is experiencing a notable increase in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) incursions, with the numbers potentially […]

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Drone Express Joins AeroX to Elevate Drone Delivery Services in Winston-Salem, NC

Empowering the Skies: Drone Express and AeroX Forge a Future of Sustainable Drone Delivery In a significant move for the burgeoning drone delivery industry, Drone Express has officially become a member of AeroX, a North Carolina based aerospace association, as announced in a joint press release. Drone Express plans to expand drone delivery services in […]

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CISA Issues Guidance on Chinese-Manufactured UAS, AUVSI Urges Action

CISA Issues Guidance on Mitigating Risks Posed by Chinese UAS, AUVSI Advocates for a Secure Domestic Drone Industry In a recent publication, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has reiterated concerns about the risks posed by Chinese-manufactured unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to critical infrastructure and U.S. national security. The guidance, jointly released with the […]

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Unlocking BVLOS Drone Connectivity in Rural Areas: A Comprehensive Study on LTE Network Viability

Exploring the Feasibility of LTE Networks for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Drone Connectivity Elsight is a DRONELIFE sponsor. In a recent presentation at the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking Innovation Days, Timo Kasurinen from the North European Logistics Institute at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences introduced a paper titled “LTE Mobile Network Technical […]

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