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AUVSI Launches Tampa Satellite Chapter

AUVSI Launches Tampa Satellite Chapter

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing unmanned and robotic vehicle systems, today announced the launch of a satellite chapter to serve Tampa and southwest Florida to further its reach across the state. “The formation of a satellite chapter on the southwest coast of Florida… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 05-Feb-18

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

The FAA and AUVSI are co-sponsoring this year’s event, which will bring together representatives from government, industry and academia to discuss topics of high interest to the fast-growing unmanned aircraft (UAS) community. It will focus on industry partnerships as well as how to overcome technical challenges to safe UAS operations. Last year’s first UAS Symposium… Read more »

Source: FAA, 21-Feb-17

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Embry-Riddle Selected as Part of FAA’S Unmanned Center of Excellence

Embry-Riddle Selected as Part of FAA’S Unmanned Center of Excellence

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the ASSURE Coalition have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the nation’s new Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). As a co-founder of ASSURE (Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence), Embry-Riddle will be the technical lead in UAS airport ground operations, UAS pilot… Read more »

Source: Embry-Riddle, 19-May-15

Statement Of Brian Wynne, President And Ceo Of Auvsi On The Faa Granting Amazon A Section 333 Exemption

Statement Of Brian Wynne, President And Ceo Of Auvsi On The Faa Granting Amazon A Section 333 Exemption

Today, Brian Wynne, president & CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), released the following statement on the FAA’s decision to grant Amazon a Section 333 exemption to operate UAS for commercial use in the U.S.: “This exemption will give Amazon the flexibility it needs to begin testing domestically, helping to pave… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 23-Apr-15

Red Cross Study Says Drones Can Aid Emergency Response And Save Lives

Red Cross Study Says Drones Can Aid Emergency Response And Save Lives

The American Red Cross and Measure, a 32 Advisors consulting firm, released a 52-page study based on extensive field research and industry input highlighting the humanitarian, safety, and economic benefits of using drones to help first responders and improve disaster relief efforts. “Drones provide significant benefits to first responders, enabling them to expedite disaster relief… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 23-Apr-15

AUVSI Statement on the FAA Granting Five Section 333 Exemptions for the Use of UAS

AUVSI Statement on the FAA Granting Five Section 333 Exemptions for the Use of UAS

AUVSI President & CEO Michael Toscano released the following statement on the FAA’s decision to grant exemptions to four companies to fly UAS for aerial surveying, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections. “We are excited to see the FAA grant these exemptions for commercial use of UAS and to begin to unlock… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 12-Dec-14

AUVSI names new President/CEO

AUVSI names new President/CEO

Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on 12 Jan. 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a post he has held since April 2004. The organization promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 21-Nov-14

AUVSI Encourages FAA to Allow Limited Small UAS Operations

AUVSI Encourages FAA to Allow Limited Small UAS Operations

On 27 Jan., AUVSI sent a letter to the FAA encouraging the agency to allow limited unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations before the small UAS rule is finalized. The letter also urged the FAA to stick to its newest deadline for publication of the small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and to make the… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 29-Jan-14

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FAA delays plans for UAS test sites

FAA delays plans for UAS test sites

The Federal Aviation Administration’s 12 Aug. deadline for establishing six nationwide UAS test sites came and went with no announcement. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 mandated those sites as part of the establishment of that pilot program to integrate UAS into the National Airspace System by 2015. In response, AUVSI President and… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 29-Aug-12

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AUVSI applauds Police Chiefs for adopting Unmanned aircraft guidelines

AUVSI applauds Police Chiefs for adopting Unmanned aircraft guidelines

AUVSI applauded the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for adopting guidelines for the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The guidelines provide law enforcement agencies an outline of how to use UAS safely and responsibly, and with respect to individuals’ privacy. The adoption of the IACP guidelines follows the recent adoption of AUVSI’s… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 20-Aug-12

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AUVSI Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

AUVSI Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

AUVSI announces its newly elected leaders on its Board of Directors. Officers elected for the 2012-2013 term are Peter Bale, chairman; John Lademan, executive vice chairman; Ralph Alderson, first vice chairman and Joe Brannan, treasurer. Additionally, John Lambert continues as immediate past chairman for this term. Newly elected to the AUVSI Board of Directors: Jason… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 06-Aug-12

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Executive Search Firm, Aviation Search Group Attending AUVSI

Executive Search Firm, Aviation Search Group Attending AUVSI

Aviation Search Group, an executive style search firm dedicated to the worldwide aerospace industry, announced today it will attend the upcoming AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America in Las Vegas. Aviation Search Group will attend all four days of the show and will be available to discuss their “Unmanned Recruiting Programs” onsite.  Grayson Barrows, Director of Sales… Read more »

Source: Aviation Search Group, 02-Aug-12

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AUVSI Releases “Code of Conduct” for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations

AUVSI Releases “Code of Conduct” for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations

AUVSI published the “Unmanned Aircraft System Operations Industry Code of Conduct” www.auvsi.org/conduct, a set of guidelines to provide AUVSI members – and those who design, test and operate UAS for public and civil use – with recommendations for their safe, non-intrusive operation. Central to the “Code of Conduct” is the need for “safety, professionalism and respect”… Read more »

Source: AUVSI, 31-Jul-12

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Northrop Grumman, AUVSI Partner to Develop Unmanned Systems Engineers

Northrop Grumman, AUVSI Partner to Develop Unmanned Systems Engineers

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken on the prime sponsorship of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) student competitions for 2012. The competitions give high school and college students worldwide the chance to design, develop and operate unmanned systems for sea, land and air. The students receive a hands-on learning experience on how… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Jul-12

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