UAS News and Updates

FAA Solicits Center of Excellence for UAS Applicants

August 12, 2014 – Final solicitation details research areas and evaluation criteria.

FAA Clarifies Model Aircraft "DOs and DON'TS"

June 23, 2014 – FAA clarifies rules after recent incidents involving the reckless use of unmanned model aircraft.

Four for Four–FAA Declares Texas UAS Test Site Operational

June 20, 2014 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi UAS test site becomes fourth of six sites ready for research flights. Photo: tamuccmarcom

FAA Approves First Commercial UAS Flights over Land

June 10, 2014 – FAA OKs aerial surveys by BP and UAS manufacturer AeroVironment on Alaska's North Slope oilfields.

Nevada Becomes Third Operational FAA UAS Test Site

June 9, 2014 – Nevada's unmanned aircraft test site is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation's airspace.

FAA to consider seven commercial UAS exemptions

June 2, 2014 – Seven companies have petitioned the FAA to fly unmanned aircraft for movie and television production.

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