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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    US limits on drone use may impede research, some academics say

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:41pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Recent US limits ban private institutions such as Harvard from using small unmanned aircraft Rules on drones may hurt research, academics warn American university and college professors are warning that US government restrictions on the use of small civilian drones are likely to hurt academic research. In a letter to the US Federal Aviation ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong drone pilot's fine dropped as US authorities plan appeal

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by AFP, DANNY LEE

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington and Danny Lee US agency to appeal after drone fine dropped The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to appeal after a judge threw out a fine against Hong Kong-based Raphael Pirker for operating a drone while filming a commercial in 2011. Pirker was fined US$10,000 and the court decision could open up the United States' skies ...

  3. News - World - AVIATION

    Florida regional airliner's near-miss with drone prompts FAA warning

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York US regulator warns of growing danger as remote-control planes become more popular Passenger aircraft in near-miss with drone A passenger jet almost collided with a drone above Florida earlier this year, highlighting the dangers posed by a growth in popularity of remote-control aircraft, the US air safety regulator said. The pilot reported seeing a small, ...

  4. News - World - AVIATION

    Six US states to host test sites for drones

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas Privacy advocates fear 'surveillance state' if commercial use of unmanned aircraft is not regulated Drone sites cleared for takeoff Six US states have been named to develop test sites for drones- a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers ...

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    Britain's Taranis military drone in successful test flights

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Test-flight success for Britain's Taranis drone An unmanned drone said to be the most technologically advanced aircraft built in Britain has made its ... the speed and altitude capabilities of the Taranis, but revealed it flew at least "twice as fast" as any other drone he had operated. It is reported to fly faster than the speed of sound, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong-based man's legal battle may hold key to future of drones

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 02:31pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong-based businessman is taking on the US aviation authority over 'outdated' rules governing unmanned drone aircraft Legal battle key to future of drones A Hong Kong-based businessman embroiled in a landmark legal tussle for falling foul of American aviation laws says global regulations for operating unmanned model airplane-sized drones ...

  7. News - China - AVIATION

    Little airspace free for commercial drones in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... for commercial drones A business turning to aerial drones to get its deliveries out on time seems like an smart solution in a city prone to traffic jams. But Shanghai's civil aviation authorities wasted no time in nixing Incake bakery's plans for a fleet of drones weaving amid the city's skyscrapers to get their desserts to customers in record time. Hopes for widespread ...

  8. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Search for missing flight MH370 to focus on new area of Indian Ocean

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:48pm by AP

    ... south of where a remote-controlled underwater drone scoured 850 square kilometres of seabed in the first fruitless search that ended last month. That search area was defined by acoustic signals ...

  9. News - World - AVIATION

    Stakes high at Farnborough air show as Airbus chases A350 orders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AGENCIES

    ... project in US history. There will also be drones, which have a reputation as military aircraft that kill people. But manufacturers are hoping they can project a new image, promoting an array ...

  10. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines passengers weep, pray as jet turns back in safety scare

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:12am by Agence France-Presse

    ... underwater search for the Boeing 777 has been completed, with no signs of the jet so far, Australian officials said yesterday. The submarine drone Bluefin-21, which has been unsuccessfully scouring ...




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