Government/Regulators

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The FAA makes a U-Turn on eVTOLs

Changes course on certification

After nearly a decade of collaboration with industry, the FAA has abruptly changed the path of how winged eVTOLs can get certified.

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A Win for Drone Journalism

Victory in UAV litigation in Texas

A Texas judge ruled it is legal to use drones for newsgathering and to publish their photos.

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Futuristic aircraft flying through an urban cityscape.

X-Team D2D

The EU’s Project to Plan, Design, and Build a Seamless UAM Travel Experience

The EU’s X-TEAM D2D project met in December 2021. The team, organized by the Scandinavian Simulation Society (SIMS), Finnish Simulation Forum (FinSim), Finnish Society of Automation and University of Oulu, during the Federation of European Simulation Societies (Eurosim) Conference, was part of The X-TEAM D2D EXTENDED ATM FOR DOOR2DOOR TRAVEL conference. The project is working…

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Are UAVs a Blessing or a Curse for the U.S. Military?

Perhaps Both.

Terrorists are using cheap drones, like the ones you can buy at Walmart, to attack high-value targets.

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U-Space – The EU’s Evolving Plan for UAVs and UAM

The Single European Sky Air Traffic Modernization Research (SESAR) Project is working to develop policies to facilitate the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. SESAR will define, deploy, and develop technologies to create an air traffic management system throughout the European Union (EU) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including drones and air taxis. First…

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UK CAA Prepares a Flight Plan for UAM’s Take-Off

A consortium preparing for the implementation of urban air mobility (UAM) in the United Kingdom published its Key Considerations for Airspace Integration within an Urban Air Mobility Landscape.

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