Intel received from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAPP) the Part 107 Certificate of Waiver , which posted today on the FAA’s website. The waiver is from regulations regarding daylight operation and the operation of multiple small unmanned aircraft. Intel is authorized to operate multiple small unmanned aircraft systems at night within Special Security Notice Flight Restriction Areas in the United States. This waiver is in addition to the Section 333 Exemption that Intel received to fly multiple aircraft in the United States earlier this year for its Drone 100 light show. This FAA waiver allows Intel in the U.S. to innovate beyond Drone 100 to 100s and even 1000s of drones in the future.
Drone 100 is a light show that demonstrates how Intel pushes the boundaries of what is possible and shows people an exciting new way to experience the wonders of drone technology. Intel has showcased Drone 100 globally – receiving the Guinness World Record for this innovative breakthrough. Intel has performed private shows with 100 drones flying at night in Germany and at twilight in Palm Springs, California. Intel debuted the first public showcase of Drone 100 in Sydney on five consecutive nights where the drones took off from two barges in Farm Cove, witnessed by more than 100,000 spectators.
Intel looks forward to showcasing this technology and related light shows in the United States – expanding the technology and the number of drones in the light show. In addition to showcasing creative expression, Drone 100 highlights the exciting future of UAVs, including the different ways to integrate them into different industries. In the future, this technology can also be applied in other segments, from commercial to search and rescue uses, allowing for faster and more efficient operations and missions.
Continue to learn more about Intel’s activities in the Drone space here.