The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the seventh round of a list of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that are approved for use by federally approved commercial operators. Earlier this year, the FAA began granting new commercial exemptions covering all [Read More]
U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue including “strong industry, government, research and academia” in the agency’s recently established unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) advisory committee. Last month, Michael Huerta, the FAA’s administrator, [Read More]
The Rhode Island State House has passed legislation that aims to give the state, through the Rhode Island Airport Corp., the exclusive legal authority to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Sponsored by Rep. Stephen R. Ucci and co-sponsored by Rep. [Read More]
In order to further “reform and improve” the process for obtaining a commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Small UAV Coalition is urging the agency to allow current exemption holders to operate any [Read More]
The California Assembly has approved legislation clarifying that it is unlawful to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the conduct of activities already against the law in the state, according to the bill’s authors. Co-authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon [Read More]
Led by the NTIA, unmanned aircraft systems stakeholders have come up with voluntary practices for privacy, transparency and accountability.
Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., has signed into law H.B.2599, which prohibits unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators from flying near critical infrastructure in Oklahoma but, at the same time, allows approved pilots to fly as prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration [Read More]
In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has publicly released its database of registered drone owners. The huge list includes the city, state and zip code of each hobbyist and non-hobbyist registrant; names and street [Read More]
The court contends that EPIC cannot challenge the FAA’s lack of privacy rules for drones until the final rules have been released.