U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., have introduced bicameral legislation that they say would ensure the transparency and privacy of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations. According to the lawmakers, who introduced a similar bill [Read More]
Citing privacy issues, State Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Okla., has proposed a bill that would give immunity to those who “voluntarily damage or destroy” a drone under certain circumstances.
In a newly released white paper, drone manufacturer DJI has concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard “far too low” for determining which drones pose the lowest risk to people. The FAA’s 2015 registration task force [Read More]
The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UT Knoxville) is making its own rules regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on “university property or in connection with university employment.” According to an announcement from the university, anyone planning to operate a UAS on [Read More]
The Network of Drone Enthusiasts (NODE) has commenced operations as a new group dedicated to “representing the interests of responsible drone pilots across the country.” The goal, according to NODE, is to provide drone users and affiliated drone organizations a [Read More]
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has rolled out another bill that continues the age-old confusion surrounding federal preemption for UAS regulations.
As part of his innovation agenda for the 115th Congress, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has noted the importance of advancing the unmanned systems industry in the U.S. Hatch, who serves as chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, [Read More]
The Commercial Drone Alliance has proposed a way to keep the industry thriving under the White House’s recent executive order of “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”
According to the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, the committee met to “consider three tasks aimed at gaining a consensus-based set of resolutions for issues regarding the efficiency and safety of integrating UAS into the NAS.”
A Republican congressman in Utah has proposed a bill to deter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots from “harassing” livestock. According to the text of the legislation, H.B.0217, “a person is guilty of harassment of livestock if the person intentionally, knowingly [Read More]