FAA Maps to be released

Getting waivers to fly in restricted airspace is a time consuming process. This article links to the FAA release of maps that will speed up this process.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests, which will help the FAA process these requests more quickly.

Check this link for more information. 

 

http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12324342/faa-will-release-maps-to-speed-up-drone-authorization-applications

Partnerships between 3DR and Autodesk

Partnerships between 3DR and Autodesk further reflect the viability of using drones to change the construction industry.

 “Capturing site data today is costly, time-consuming and often dangerous. Drones can easily go where it is inefficient or unsafe for field personnel, making it easier to measure our world accurately so we can better manage it,” said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR. “We are delighted to partner with Autodesk Platinum Partner, Advanced Solutions Design Software, to deliver Site Scan, a complete solution drone data solution that saves time and money in construction.”

sUAS News, 03/2017

BVLOS Authorization

Beyond visual line of sight will be part of the next round of civil aviation decisions affecting UAS systems. Here is an example of overseas policies that undoubtedly will be discussed here in the States.

Airobotics is announcing that it is the first company worldwide granted with the authorization to fly fully automated drones without a pilot. The certification, that was presented by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI), is solidifying Airobotics’ status as a world-leader in the field of automated drones, allowing for the most innovative Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) commercial drone operations.