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FAA approves FPV Catalog for commercial use of drones


An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) related business in Southern Arizona received a Federal Aviation Administration exemption to fly drones. FPV Catalog, an online source for multirotors and winged aircraft parts and accessories, is one of the first retail sites in Arizona to be granted authorization from the FAA to fly its UAVs for commercial and… Read More →

FAA approves USAA request for drone research


The Federal Aviation Administration has approved USAA’s request to test how unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, could help speed review of insurance claims from its members following natural disasters. USAA is one of the first insurers to be granted the approval for such testing. “Our members have grown accustomed to seeing us pave… Read More →

The legality of drones in commercial real estate


Equipped with a high-tech camera that takes photos and shoots aerial footage, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAV) might seem appealing to local real estate companies, but the legality of their use remains up in the air when it comes to commercial realty. Motorized aircrafts are traditionally used for leisure activities, but UAVs are increasingly taking flight to… Read More →

Caution: Low-Flying Aircraft Policies

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by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Featured

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a significant reduction in the maximum height limit of buildings near U.S. airports to ensure aircraft have clearance to continue an ascent in the unlikely event that an engine fails at takeoff. The proposed policy would limit building heights of new commercial projects within 10,000 feet of the… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona urges FAA to retract proposed OEI procedures

The Maricopa County Court Tower in Downtown Phoenix exceeds the OEI criteria by more than 25 feet.

The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP has urged the Federal Aviation Administration to retract the proposed One Engine Inoperative (OEI) Procedures in the Obstruction Evaluation Studies published in the Federal Register on April 28. “While  NAIOP-AZ fully supports the FAA’s role to oversee aviation safety, we oppose this proposed OEI policy, note that it does not… Read More →

FAA delays unmanned aircraft decision

by in Business News | Tech

Citing safety concerns and privacy issues, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed the selection of U.S. sites for the testing of unmanned aircraft, effectively putting the brakes on a push to integrate UAVs into civil airspace. Congress had mandated that by the end of 2012, the FAA designate six UAS test sites to provide data… Read More →