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Utility successfully conducts 60-mile BVLOS inspection flight

BY Patrick C. MillerFound In:Operations, Engineering & Design, Policy & Regulation, PayloadA 60-mile BVLOS transmission line inspection test flight was successfully conducted last month by Ameren Corp., a utility with customers in Missouri and Illinois. Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace collaborated with Ameren on the project. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

AeroVironment aids National Park Service wildfire recovery effort

BY Aeroenvironment Inc. Found In:Operations, Engineering & Design, PayloadAeroVironment Inc. is working with the National Park service on a comprehensive drone-based aerial imaging and environmental impact study to assess fire damage in key areas of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

FAA campaign reminds new drone owners to fly safely

BY Patrick C. MillerFound In:Operations, Policy & RegulationTo help those who purchase or receive new drones during the holiday season, the FAA has created "Buzzy the Drone." The agency's animated character uses social media to give new drone pilots hints and tips on safe and responsible flying. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

Airbus opens flight base in Australia for Zephyr UAS operations

BY Patrick C. MillerFound In:Operations, Engineering & DesignAirbus Defense and Space has opened a flight base in Western Australia for its Zephyr S high-altitude, solar-powered UAS. The base is the first operational launch site from which Airbus will fly campaigns for a variety of customers. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

FAA names Merkle new head of UAS Integration Office

BY Patrick C. MillerFound In:Engineering & Design, Policy & RegulationThe FAA has named Jay Merkle, former deputy vice president of the agency's Air Traffic Organization Program Management Office, to lead the UAS Integration Office. He has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and program management. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

DARPA shows UAS can operate with limited communications

BY Patrick C. MillerFound In:Operations, Engineering & DesignCan UAS flying in contested airspace with degraded communications operate effectively? Recent tests demonstrated that DARPA's Collaborative Operations in Denied Environments (CODE) technology enabled drones to function with minimal communications. READ MORE

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