Policy & Regulations – Page 7

Drone Bill Targeting ‘High-Tech Peeping Toms’ Moves Forward in Pa.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2016

In an effort to “keep up with today’s technology,” Rep. Jeff Pyle is looking to bring criminal penalties upon UAS operators who knowingly conduct surveillance on private property.

Coalition: Drone Rules Not In Part 107 That We Need in FAA Reauthorization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2016

In a letter to U.S. House and Senate committee leaders, the Small UAV Coalition is urging the passage of several unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)-related provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) upcoming reauthorization. “While stakeholders from across the aviation sector [Read More]

UAS Rulemaking Now in Federal Register; Will Go into Effect Aug. 29

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) final rulemaking for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) made its way to the Federal Register today and will officially go into effect on Aug. 29. The FAA announced its long-waited rules for commercial UAS operations [Read More]

FAA’s Final Drone Rule: Did the Agency Get It Right?

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

There’s finally a set of rules under which to operate UAS commercially, but the work toward full integration into airspace is not complete by any means.

‘Not Guilty’ Verdict Reached in Los Angeles Drone Ordinance Case

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2016

A jury has returned a unanimous “not guilty” verdict in favor of Arvel Chappell III, the first person charged under the City of Los Angeles’ drone ordinance, which places criminal charges on drone operators who violate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) [Read More]

The Wait Is Over: Here Are Your Final Drone Rules

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2016

The FAA’s long-awaited rules governing the commercial use of drones have finally been revealed and will go into effect later this summer.

Final Small UAS Rulemaking Is Imminent, Says Small UAV Coalition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2016

Expected to be released by the FAA as early as today, the final rules will mean the commercial drone industry is “open for business,” the group says.

Drone Photography Brings $55K FAA Fine to Minnesota Man

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2016

The agency alleges that the August operations were done in a “careless or reckless” manner and were not for a hobby/recreational purpose.

Canada Rolls Out Drone Safety Campaign, Plans to Launch New Regs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2016

The Canadian government has launched a national drone safety campaign and reiterated the country’s intention to propose new regulations for the technology. Yesterday, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s minister of transport, introduced the campaign along with representatives of the Ottawa [Read More]

Drone Alliance Europe Adds New Member, Releases Policy Reports

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2016

Drone Alliance Europe (DAE), which advocates for Europe’s commercial drone industry, has welcomed a new member company and released two new white papers. Gatewing, a Belgium-based Trimble company focused on drone terrain mapping and surveying, joins existing DAE members Altitude [Read More]