• Yamaha FAZER remotely piloted helicopter receives FAA approval0

    CYPRESS, Calif., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin using its FAZER remotely piloted helicopter for select commercial agricultural spraying operations. The FAZER is Yamaha’s latest helicopter to receive FAA approval in the U.S., following the RMAX model, which is currently being operated

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  • NAAA responds to erroneous article in Air & Space Magazine0

    Recently, an article was published in Air & Space Magazine by contributing editor Ed Darack asserting, incorrectly, that drones are increasingly replacing traditional agricultural aircraft. The National Agricultural Aviation Association’s Executive Director Andrew Moore refuted this factless claim below:   August 10, 2017 AIR & SPACE Magazine Smithsonian Institution PO Box 37012 MRC 513 Washington,

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  • Allianz warns of drone risks0

    More drones in the skies raise a number of new safety concerns, ranging from collisions and crashes to cyber-attacks and terrorism, according to a risk report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “There have already been enough incidents and near-misses to date involving UAS to generate concern that the likelihood of collisions and other

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  • Air Tractor makes entry into the UAS market acquires Yield Defender0

    OLNEY, TX — Air Tractor, Inc. is proud to announce its expansion into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the Yield Defender unmanned aerial system (UAS) will create the foundation of Air Tractor’s development and visionary integration of unmanned technology to complement its core

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