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American Robotics drones allowed to fly no on-site human operators

American Robotics drones allowed to fly no on-site human operators

Drones have been a controversial topic in the aviation industry, with regulators still on the fence about approving these unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial use. The pandemic, however, may have made the need for drones, which reduced the need for human contact, even more urgent. While the US Federal Aviation Administration has given its green light for the use of many drones, those came with rather hard requirements when it came to the involvement of humans. Now the FAA has lifted that restriction for one drone maker, removing the need for having a human nearby.

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NASA and FAA pen agreement in support of future space missions

NASA and FAA pen agreement in support of future space missions

NASA and the FAA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement to streamline spaceflight requirements and standards in addition to supporting future space missions. Among other things, the newly penned MOU will see NASA and FAA work together on a 'clear framework' designed for private companies launching space vehicles.

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Boeing 737 MAX nails first passenger flight in US after long ban

Boeing 737 MAX nails first passenger flight in US after long ban

The Boeing 737 MAX has returned to commercial service in the US with a flight that took place through American Airlines. The trip, which included AA's President Robert Isom as one of the passengers, went from Miami to New York, the route that will be used for daily flights as American Airlines eases the airliner back into service.

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FAA final rule on Remote ID for drones arrives with a few major changes

FAA final rule on Remote ID for drones arrives with a few major changes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published its final rule on Remote ID for drones, clarifying the details about the previously announced remote identification plan and providing the details manufacturers will need to ensure their drones meet the requirements. Remote ID aims to provide national security officials and law enforcement with a way to identify drones posing a risk to the public.

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Boeing 737 MAX now cleared for flight with these FAA safety changes

Boeing 737 MAX now cleared for flight with these FAA safety changes

Boeing's 737 MAX has been cleared to fly in the US again, with the Federal Aviation Administration giving the ill-fated jet the green light to resume flight. The decision comes after 20 months of safety reviews, following the two crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that accounted for 346 deaths.

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FAA just made Biden’s house a no-go zone for drones

FAA just made Biden’s house a no-go zone for drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a new flight advisory revealing that the airspace over presidential candidate and probable winner Joe Biden's hometown has been temporarily restricted to drones. The advisory was issued for 'special security reasons,' but it doesn't apply to aircraft arriving at or departing from the nearby New Castle Airport.

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Amazon Prime Air drone delivery platform just hit a huge milestone

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery platform just hit a huge milestone

It's no secret that Amazon envisions a future in which autonomous drones will be able to make many package deliveries, reducing congestion on the road and reliance on third-party delivery services. We're still quite a few years away from that becoming an everyday reality, but there are signs of the inevitability of this future everywhere. Underscoring that is a new milestone achievement for Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery platform.

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FAA gets serious about protecting airplanes from rogue drones

FAA gets serious about protecting airplanes from rogue drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a new plan under its Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program that will evaluate new systems and various technologies intended to protect airplanes from drones. According to the agency, it will analyze at least 10 of these systems starting later this year.

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Boeing 737 Max won’t fly again until mid-2020, production halted

Boeing 737 Max won’t fly again until mid-2020, production halted

It may have been its best-selling model but the 737 Max could now become the plane that destroys Boeing. The plane has been grounded for almost a year now and it seems it will take more than a year before it can spread its wings again. But even if it finally gets the green light, Boeing might have some trouble restarting its pipelines now that it has put the production of the problematic plane on hold.

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Boeing employees knew about problematic 737 Max before fatal crashes

Boeing employees knew about problematic 737 Max before fatal crashes

Boeing is already under a lot of heat for technical problems with its beleaguered 737 Max plane and the last thing it needs is a PR disaster caused by its own ranks. Unfortunately for the company, that is exactly the case thanks to documents coming from Boeing itself as part of its required disclosure about the design and development of the plane. Suffice it to say, some people inside the company knew exactly about the problems that would tragically cost 346 lives later on.

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FAA proposes new rule to easily ID rogue drones – and track the rest

FAA proposes new rule to easily ID rogue drones – and track the rest

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published its Remote ID rule proposal, detailing the system it envisions for identifying and locating the vast majority of drones operated in the United States. Under the proposed rule, drones that weigh more than 0.55lbs, including ones used exclusively for recreation, would be required to broadcast identifying information using one or two different acceptable methods.

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UPS drone delivery subsidiary is the first to get major FAA certification

UPS drone delivery subsidiary is the first to get major FAA certification

In an announcement today, the FAA revealed that it has granted UPS Light Forward, a subsidiary of delivery company UPS, with both air carrier and operator certification. This makes UPS Flight Forward the first company to get the full Part 135 Standard certification for operating a 'drone airline,' paving the way for an expansion of the company's existing drone delivery efforts across many industries.

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