Supply-Chain Woes Begin to Hit the Aviation Industry

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Supply-chain delays and components shortages are spilling over into the aviation market, making it difficult and more costly for planemakers to get ahold of certain parts. This comes as demand for commercial planes is surging, and could put the airline industry’s recovery at risk. So far the aerospace industry has avoided component shortages, largely because … Read more

DOT Offer Online Workshop on GPS Spoofing


The U.S. Department of Transportation is sponsoring an afternoon workshop “GPS Jamming and Spoofing in the Maritime Environment” on Dec. 3. Speakers include Diana Furchtgott-Roth Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology; ship captains from Maersk Lines; and representatives from the National Security Council, the Maritime Administration and U.S. Coast Guard. While GPS jamming and … Read more

FAA Releases Airworthiness Criteria for 3DRobotics and Flirtey Models

Faa Releases Airworthiness Criteria For 3drobotics And Flirtey Models

The following airworthiness criteria were just released for the following models. 3DRobitics Model 3DR-GS H520-G Airworthiness Criteria 3DRobotics Government Services (3DR) applied to the FAA on May 1, 2019, for a special class type certificate under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.17(b) for the Model 3DR-GS H520-G UAS. The Model 3DR-GS H520-G … Read more

HobbyKing Hit With $2.8 Million Fine Over Transmitters


The Federal Communications Commission fined HobbyKing $2,861,128 for marketing drone transmitters which did not comply with FCC licensing rules. HobbyKing markets devices that provide a video link between transmitters mounted on unmanned aircraft systems and users flying drones. An FCC investigation found that dozens of devices marketed by the company transmitted in unauthorized radio frequency … Read more

PrecisionHawk Launches Platform to Fly Drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight

Precisionhawk Launches Platform To Fly Drones Beyond Visual Line Of Sight

Today, PrecisionHawk announced the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)-enabled drone platform. It includes the latest in aircraft detection technology, delivering to the drone operator the situational awareness necessary to deconflict airspace and avoid a potential confrontation. Key to this capability is cutting-edge acoustic detection technology, which can identify aircraft within a 10 km … Read more