Policy & Regulations – Page 4

New President, New Transportation Secretary: How Should Drones be Handled?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

The Drone Manufacturers Alliance (DMA) – comprising 3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot – is applauding President-elect Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Elaine Chao as the next U.S. secretary of transportation, succeeding Anthony Foxx. In addition, the group is calling on [Read More]

Who’s Flying Beyond the FAA’s Commercial Drone Rules?

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

Since its Part 107 rules went into effect at the end of August, the FAA has green-lighted a number of approvals for nighttime drone operations, as well as a few other types.

Proposed Rules for Over-People Drone Ops Advance from FAA to White House

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

The journey toward federally approved drone operations taking place over people has reached a new milestone: The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rules for these flights are now in the hands of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory [Read More]

Clemson University Secures Blanket License to Fly UAVs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 01, 2016

Clemson University, located in Clemson, S.C., has been granted a blanket license by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) throughout the country and to register more Clemson employees as UAV pilots. According to the [Read More]

FAA Rejects UAS Waiver Requests, Advises on How to Apply Properly

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

Citing “incorrect or incomplete information” on applications, the FAA has had to reject 71 waiver requests and 854 airspace applications; however, the agency is laying out how to properly submit a request.

FAA Kicks off First Meeting of Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

Last week in Washington, D.C., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened the first meeting of its Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST). According to the FAA, the group, which was established in August at the White House’s Drone Day, includes a [Read More]

Gov. Brown Makes Decisions on Slew of California Drone Bills

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on October 03, 2016

Reiterating that “piecemeal is not the way to go,” the California governor has shut down several bills related to unmanned aircraft systems, as well as approved one.

Bill Penalizing UAVs Over ‘Critical’ Infrastructure Advances in Pa.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 03, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved a measure that would penalize unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators for flying their aircraft over certain facilities in Pennsylvania, according to bill sponsor Sen. David G. Argall, R-Schuylkill/Berks. S.B.1323 – which was amended [Read More]

Australia Loosens Rules for Lightweight Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 03, 2016

New rules that cut the cost and red tape of operating very small commercial drones, as well as protect public safety, are now in effect in Australia, according to an announcement from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Entities wanting [Read More]

Oklahoma Delves into State Drone Laws: Where to Go from Here?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

Testimony presented yesterday on an interim study on drones gave members of Oklahoma’s Senate Public Safety Committee an opportunity to better understand unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) when they consider possible state policy on the use of the technology. The study [Read More]