Policy & Regulations – Page 9

Stakeholders Invited to FAA’s Newly Established UAS Advisory Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration is establishing a long-term drone advisory committee to help shape the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, announced the initiative this week at the Association for [Read More]

FAA Scraps Exemption Requirement for Student Drone Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2016

The agency has decided that a student’s UAS operation falls under the definition of “model aircraft,” as long as he or she is not compensated.

New Alliance, Led by West and Ellman, Aims to Grow Commercial Drone Ecosystem

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2016

The nonprofit Commercial Drone Alliance is looking to shape public perception about the technology, among other goals.

Small UAS Rules Proceed to White House for Final Review

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 27, 2016

Law firm Hogan Lovells calls this stage with the office of information and regulatory affairs an “extremely important step in the rulemaking process.”

FAA Administrator Lays Out Three ‘High-Level UAS Strategic Priorities’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2016

At a recent UAS symposium, Michael Huerta emphasized the “shared responsibility” between the FAA and the industry to develop solutions for safe drone integration.

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2016

According to AUVSI, the legislation’s Senate passage is a “critical milestone” for advancing the commercial and civil drone industry.

White House: Reauthorization Bill Includes ‘Overly Prescriptive Means’ of UAS Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2016

The Obama administration’s office of management and budget has released a statement regarding the Senate’s proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, H.R.636, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016, which includes provisions related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The bill [Read More]

A Closer Look at the Brand-New Drone Manufacturers Alliance

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on April 14, 2016

Comprising DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro, the D.C.-based group is all about “advocacy and education” for small unmanned aircraft systems.

FAA Reauthorization Amendments Would Streamline UAS Research, Extend Test Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment authored by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., to ensure greater public- and private-sector coordination of research and policy development for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the mission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of [Read More]

Sens. Inhofe, Booker Roll out Amendment on UAVs for Critical Infrastructure

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2016

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have introduced an amendment, 3492, to the proposed Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R.636) that would ensure operators of critical infrastructure are able to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Last month, [Read More]