Policy & Regulations – Page 5

New Hampshire City Mulls Cemetery UAV Restrictions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

The City of Claremont, N.H., is looking to implement a policy that would keep consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from flying over cemeteries. According to coverage from the Eagle Times, the Claremont City Council will vote on Oct. 12 to [Read More]

FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee Kicks off First Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

The inaugural meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) took place on Friday, Sept. 16, in Washington, D.C. According to a summary from the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) – which was charged [Read More]

House Subcommittee Holding Hearing on Commercial Drone Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

Next Tuesday, the U.S. House’s Small Business Committee is holding a hearing entitled “Opportunity Rising: the FAA’s New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations.” Taking place at 11:00 a.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., the hearing [Read More]

San Francisco Proposes Drone Use Policy for City Departments

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 20, 2016

The City and County of San Francisco’s Committee on Information and Technology (COIT) has drafted a drone use policy that, if adopted, will apply to all city employees and contractors. According to the policy draft, any department looking to implement [Read More]

DE’s New Drone Laws Strike Balance Between UAS Growth, Safety: Agency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2016

Signed by the governor on Sept. 6, Delaware’s bill “creates the crime of unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system,” as well as “supersedes the authority” of local governments to regulate the technology.

Calif. Bill Addressing Drones in Emergency Zones Makes its Way to Governor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 02, 2016

California State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-El Dorado, says his legislation granting civil immunity to emergency responders who damage unmanned aircraft has passed out of both houses and is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. According to the senator, S.B.807 would [Read More]

Drone Rules Are In Effect; FAA Outlines What To Do Now

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2016

Regulations for the non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) officially took effect today, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it has several processes in place to help users take advantage of the rules, formally known as Part [Read More]

Insurance Company Announces New Forms, Rules Filings for UAS Coverage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2016

American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), a not-for-profit national insurance advisory organization, has announced new filings of Unmanned Aircraft Liability Coverage forms and rules in its Agricultural General Liability Program (AgGL) in response to consumer demand for unmanned aircraft systems [Read More]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Nashville Sets UAS Rules

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2016

The Nashville, Tenn., district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has implemented a new policy governing the use of recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at all Nashville District lakes within the Cumberland River Basin. The guidance has designated safe [Read More]

Global UTM Association Elects Board, Headed by Skyward’s Evans

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 29, 2016

The newly founded Global UTM Association, a nonprofit based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has elected its first board of directors. The board comprises the following nine members: Jonathan Evans from Skyward as president; Christian Struwe from DJI as vice president; Lorenzo [Read More]