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TSA Selects LAX as Second Drone Test Site

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to test state-of-the-art technology to detect, track, and identify (DTI) drones that are encroaching on restricted airspace. Keep Reading

FAA and AUVSI to Host Virtual Drone Symposium

This year Episode III, scheduled for June 9-10, will concentrate on international operations, STEM, public safety operations, recreational drone operations, and commercial drone operations. Episode IV is scheduled for September 14-15 with a focus on UAS traffic management, technology, the BEYOND program, advanced air mobility, and international operations. Keep Reading

ICAO’s Drone Symposium Highlights Aviation’s Revolution

Traditional aviation continues to undergo a fundamental evolution in light of the increasingly widespread use of unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, as well as related modernization trends associated with digital communications and the emergence of advanced air mobility operators and other new entrants. Keep Reading

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Canada Publishes First Ever Drone Strategy

Transport Canada has been working both nationally and internationally to develop drone cybersecurity practices to counter cyber risks such as drone hacking - a topic of discussion from drone manufacturers and operators, to regulators and security agencies. Keep Reading

FAA Seeks TRUST Administrators for Drone Pilot Tests

The Federal Aviation Administration has opened the application period for entities interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). TRUST will provide recreational drone flyers with information on best practices and educational resources to ensure safe drone operations. Keep Reading

NASA Funds Autonomous Air Cargo Transportation Project

The researchers will rely heavily on machine learning and computational engineering to find solutions to the long list of challenges they face, from the management of autonomous aircraft traffic flow to regulations to public concerns about safety, privacy, emissions, and noise pollution. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

OIG to Audit UAS Integration

Following the release of the Government Accountability Office’s report on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and their integration into the national airspace, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Transportation has now announced an audit into UAS integration. Keep Reading

FAA Announces Final Drone Rules

The new rules will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. Keep Reading

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