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FAA Authorizations and Waivers: 3 Big Questions (And the Answers)

The enactment of Part 107 late this summer regularized commercial drone operation in the US. For drone operators who are working in remote areas at a distance from airports and entirely...

Important Information about U.S. Drone Laws this Holiday Season

Check out today’s post on drone safety during the holidays from James Mackler of the Frost Brown Todd law group. James holds a commercial pilot certificate, and advises businesses on the...

FAA Lacks a Risk-Based Oversight Process for Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The growing demand for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations presents new safety oversight challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Using an authority granted by Congress, FAA has approved over...

FAA Preparing to Launch New Rules about Flying Over People

The Hill recently reported that the Federal Aviation Administration is preparing the launch of a new set of drone regulations concerning UAV flight over people. As you probably know, back in June...

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. The FAA is coordinating with our government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that...

Drones Overhead: the FAA’s New Rule on Flight Over People

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is getting ready to move on the promised regulations for flight over people, The Hill reports. Commercial drone operators have been waiting for the details of...

New FAA drone rule lowers pilot requirements

In a little more than a week, a new Federal Aviation Administration rule takes effect that lowers the barrier for commercial use of small drones — those weighing 55 pounds or...

White House races to finish drone rules

The White House is picking up the pace on drones. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has struggled to keep up with the emerging technology and develop a national framework to integrate drones...

The Part 107 Certificate Test: Industry Asks FAA for Changes

The Small UAV Coalition – an drone industry group promoting safety and innovation – has published a letter addressed to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta asking for clarification and some changes to...
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Harnessing the Potential of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology

Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting a workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation—the first-ever event of its kind at the White House—to...

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4 Industries Drones are Drastically Changing

The introduction of drones for commercial use has impacted many different industries for the better. When people heard the word “drone,” it was usually...