The FAA has announced that FAA Administrator, Michael Huerta, will host a special session at SXSW leading a discussion on the future of small unmanned aircraft, more commonly known as drones, on Monday.
Emirates and Boeing have partnered to sponsor ‘View from Above’ UAV aerial filming project which will span 18 destinations around the world.
Emirates describes the ‘View from Above’ project as “one of the largest aerial filming projects ever conducted using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).”
Filming took place in 18 destinations on five continents, including Emirates’ hub in Dubai and Boeing’s home in Seattle.
The airline has established a dedicated ‘View from Above’ microsite where visitors can spin the globe to view films taken at various locations.
The FAA reports nearly 300,000 new owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft since the Administration’s online registration system went live on December 21.
“I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The National Airspace System is a great resource and all users of it, including UAS users, are responsible for keeping it safe.”
The Federal Aviation Administration granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, which is the first step required for the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace
Boeing has announced that it will partner with Danish company Sky-Watch to develop a new type of “smart” Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), in a project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation.
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