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CDA Welcomes Guardian Ag to the Board of Directors
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CDA Welcomes Guardian Ag to the Board of Directors

The CDA Board of Directors continues to expand Continue Reading

Date posted02/20/2024


CDA and MIT Lincoln Laboratory Announce Research Partnership
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CDA and MIT Lincoln Laboratory Announce Research Partnership

Collaboration will provide critical data to the FAA to enable scaled BVLOS UAS operations Continue Reading

Date posted02/12/2024


Zipline Makes U.S. Aviation History
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Zipline Makes U.S. Aviation History

Zipline achieved a first-ever industry milestone in the country and unlocking national drone delivery at scale Continue Reading

Date posted11/20/2023


CDA Statement on Whitaker's Vote to be FAA Administrator
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CDA Statement on Whitaker's Vote to be FAA Administrator

The Commercial Drone Alliance is grateful that the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today unanimously voted Michael Whitaker out of Committee as the next FAA Administrator. We urge a swift confirmation by the full Senate. Mr. Whitaker’s leadership will come at a... Continue Reading

Date posted10/18/2023


CDA Statement of Support for Michael Whitaker to Serve as FAA Administrator
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CDA Statement of Support for Michael Whitaker to Serve as FAA Administrator

The Commercial Drone Alliance supports the Biden-Harris White House’s nomination of Michael Whitaker as the next Federal Aviation Administration Administrator. With a deep background in advanced aviation and having served as Deputy Administrator of the FAA from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Whitaker is... Continue Reading

Date posted10/17/2023


Pyka and Dole Successfully Complete Trial Phase of Autonomous Spray Aircraft
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Pyka and Dole Successfully Complete Trial Phase of Autonomous Spray Aircraft

Dole Incorporates Pelican Spray to Advance Smart Farming and Sustainability Goals Continue Reading

Date posted09/7/2023


Walmart and Wing set to expand drone delivery together in Dallas metro
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Walmart and Wing set to expand drone delivery together in Dallas metro

Expanding drone delivery in Dallas By Shannon Nash Chief Financial Officer, Wing I’m excited to share that Wing and Walmart are working together to launch drone delivery in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in the coming weeks. We’ll start with two Walmart Supercenters, so residents... Continue Reading

Date posted08/24/2023


Commercial UAV Expo Keynote Preview
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Commercial UAV Expo Keynote Preview

The Next Generation of Flight, Drones and AI plus an Open Conversation with the FAA Continue Reading

Date posted08/24/2023


2023 New York State Public Safety Summit
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2023 New York State Public Safety Summit

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and NUAIR Host Fifth Annual UAS Summit for Public Safety Officials Continue Reading

Date posted08/18/2023


Pyka Secures FAA Authorization for Commercial Operation of Largest Ever Electric Drone in the US
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Pyka Secures FAA Authorization for Commercial Operation of Largest Ever Electric Drone in the US

Oakland, CA, August 1, 2023 — Pyka, manufacturer of large-scale highly-automated electric aircraft for crop protection and cargo transport, is delighted to announce that it has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its zero-emission highly-automated... Continue Reading

Date posted08/1/2023


Bipartisan Bill to Protect Communities from Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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Bipartisan Bill to Protect Communities from Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems

BipartisanĀ Support for "Safeguarding the Homeland from the Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act" Continue Reading

Date posted06/21/2023


Commercial Drone Alliance and Commercial UAV Expo Announce Elevated Partnership
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Commercial Drone Alliance and Commercial UAV Expo Announce Elevated Partnership

PORTLAND, MAINE (PRWEB) MAY 30, 2023 Commercial UAV Expo, the largest and fastest-growing global commercial drone trade show and conference, announced Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA) as its Official Association Partner. In a reciprocal move, CDA announced Commercial UAV Expo as its Official Trade... Continue Reading

Date posted05/31/2023