The Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Aviation Services (OAS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) regarding the operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) weighing 55 lbs (25 kg) or less engaged in public aircraft operations below 400 ft. (122 m) AGL.
Aeryon Map Editions are bundled offerings that provide an end-to-end aerial surveying and GIS solution. This new package combines Aeryon sUAS – Aeryon Scout™ and Aeryon SkyRanger™ – with Aeryon's integrated camera payloads and Pix4Dmapper software for highly accurate geo-referenced image processing, and powerful 3D visualization and editing features.
Waterloo, ON – December 16, 2013 – Aeryon Labs, the small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) provider and trusted partner of civil and military customers, resellers, and other commercial business partners around the globe, announced today that it has moved its office and manufacturing facility for the second time in two years. The move, effective December 16, 2013, is to new, larger quarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently selected six test sites (out of 25 proposals from 24 states) to conduct the research needed to determine the certification and operational requirements to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into US airspace and allow people to use UAS technology in commercial applications. The six sites were selected because they represent the geographic and climatic diversity across the country.
As part of the UAS program, the FAA will help each test site establish safe test environments and ensure that each site operates under strict safety standards. Each test site is also required to comply with federal, state and other laws protecting an individual’s right to privacy; make privacy policies publicly available; provide a written plan for how the data will be used and retained; and conduct a review of the privacy practices, annually, that allows for public feedback.
Since Amazon announced its intention to use drones for local deliveries in the not-so-distant future, the world has been abuzz (no pun intended) with talk of the unmanned aircraft. But while many Americans are discussing drones as if they’re still science fiction, here in Canada, they’re more like science fact.