Archive for commercial drone alliance

How to Move Drone Industry Forward Under New Trump Order

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

The Commercial Drone Alliance has proposed a way to keep the industry thriving under the White House’s recent executive order of “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”

Commercial Drone Pilots: The FAA Has Made Some Changes You Should Know About

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2017

If you’ve been approved under Section 333 to operate unmanned aircraft systems over people, you might be doing it illegally now.

Commercial Drone Alliance Pens Letter to Trump Administration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

The Commercial Drone Alliance has authored an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump and his Transition Team in an effort to advance the U.S.’ “wealth and economic prosperity” in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. The Commercial Drone Alliance, [Read More]

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]

Commercial Drone Alliance Unveils New Executive Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

The recently established Commercial Drone Alliance, a nonprofit co-located in California’s Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., says its members have elected the alliance’s first officers of the board. Michael Latiner, chief strategy officer at Uplift Data Partners, was elected chairman. [Read More]

Commercial Drone Alliance: New FAA Committee Needs More Industry Diversity

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 02, 2016

According to the Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA), the newly chosen members of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone advisory committee (DAC) do not accurately reflect the true diversity of the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. Although it “applauds the [Read More]

Swedish Unmanned Aircraft Manufacturer Joins Commercial Drone Alliance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 02, 2016

CybAero – an unmanned helicopter manufacturer based in the Mjardevi Science Park in Linkoping, Sweden – has joined the U.S.-based Commercial Drone Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to helping commercial enterprises adopt drones and addressing perception and policy issues around the technology. [Read More]

New ‘Women of Commercial Drones’ Organization Launches

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 02, 2016

Women of Commercial Drones has commenced operations as an initiative to advance female participation in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. The group was founded by Gretchen West, senior advisor at law firm Hogan Lovells; Lisa Ellman, partner at Hogan [Read More]

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.