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FAA Continues to Modify UAS Approval Process to Expedite Integration

Posted by Adele Scholl on 4/19/2015
By the end of 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had approved less than 15 Section 333 exemptions authorizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations. Roughly three months later, that number has jumped to over 130 Section 333 exemptions approved. The surge in approvals can be attributed to recent changes in the FAA’s approval process as well as increasing pressure from the White House and industry to speed up UAS integration. A few of the recent changes implemented by the FAA include introduction of a “blanket” COA, reliance on a “summary grant” process, and dialing back of certain prerequisites to approval.

Is it Time for a Drone Ambulance?

Posted by Adele Scholl on 4/8/2015
In the event of an emergency, first responders are the most crucial part of making sure everyone involved gets out quickly and safely. Sometimes traffic, one way city streets, construction, and other forces out the emergency responders control hinder how quickly they are able to arrive at the scene, which is not a positive outcome for anyone involved. Consider a remote controlled drone. This type of machine can circumvent any type of obstacle it may come across on the streets in order to get to a situation as quickly as possible.
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