FAA Continues To Deny Flight Training For Schools Seeking Section 333 Exemptions

Two more universities joined the ranks of UND this week when the Federal Aviation Administration approved exemptions for commercial operation sans flight training. The University of Nebraska-Kearney and Oklahoma State University both received a green light on their aerial data collection requests but were denied permission for flight training. UND received notice in February that its Section 333…
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FAA Releases Report Containing Recommendations For Operation Of Small Unmanned Aircraft

After the recommendations of its Aviation Rulemaking Committee on Micro UAS were leaked last week, the Federal Aviation Administration opted to release them today. You can view the report in its entirety here. The agency had put together the committee to recommend performance-based regulations for unmanned aircraft systems that would allow some to fly over people not…
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FAA, States Mull Ways To Prevent Mid-air Unmanned, Manned Aircraft Collisions

The latest round of data released late last month by the Federal Aviation Administration detailing sightings of unmanned aircraft by pilots and air traffic controllers shows no new reports in North Dakota. Despite earning a reputation of being an up and coming hub for unmanned aircraft systems technology, sightings in the state have been rare…
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UND, Researchers Assisting NASA With Testing Unmanned Aircraft Software

North Dakota researchers will conduct an experiment next month as part of a program helping NASA study space—airspace, that is. The federal agency is exploring the potential for regulating unmanned aircraft systems traffic as the technology advances and is integrated in commercial operations for tasks such as package delivery, inspections and news gathering. Managing additional…
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Grand Forks Air Force Base Received $1.5M To Upgrade Radar To Prepare For Unmanned Aircraft Integration

Regional efforts to research integrating unmanned aircraft into national airspace received a funding boost Thursday to the tune of $3 million. The U.S. Department of Defense funding will be invested at Grand Forks Air Force Base and Fargo’s Hector International Airport to make technical upgrades to their digital airport surveillance radar systems. The upgrade will…
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