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Small UAV Coalition’s Walden Gets Nod to Chair Global UAS Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

The Small UAV Coalition has announced that Gregory Walden, counsel to the coalition and former Federal Aviation Administration chief counsel, has been elected chair of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) Stakeholder Consultation Body (SCB). Walden also [Read More]

Small UAV Coalition Unveils Drone Operator Directory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 12, 2016

Want to hire a commercial drone operator? Ahead of the implementation of Part 107, the coalition has created an online marketplace to shop for one.

Obama Signs FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2016

On Friday, July 15, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R.636, the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which extends short-term authorization for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and related revenue authorities through Sept. 30, 2017. Last week, [Read More]

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.

U.S. Senator Urges FAA to Include ‘Capable, Willing Stakeholders’ in Drone Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2016

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]

Small UAV Coalition Urges Reform to FAA Exemption Process

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 24, 2016

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]

Industry Creates Voluntary Best Practices for U.S. Drone Operators

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2016

Led by the NTIA, unmanned aircraft systems stakeholders have come up with voluntary practices for privacy, transparency and accountability.

Small UAV Coalition to Congress: Clock is Ticking to Reauthorize FAA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2016

The coalition warns that the U.S. drone industry “cannot fully develop and thrive under another short-term extension of current FAA authorities.”

New Small UAV Coalition Members: T-Mobile, Walmart, Linking the World

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 27, 2016

The Small UAV Coalition recently welcomed telecommunications company T-Mobile, retail giant Walmart and humanitarian aid group Linking the World as new associate members. Current coalition members are AirMap, Amazon Prime Air, Google[x], Intel, Kespry, PrecisionHawk and Verizon Ventures. Other associated [Read More]

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.

3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot Come Together to Form New Alliance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2016

Three major consumer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturers, as well as GoPro, recently left the Small UAV Coalition and have now established their own group, the Drone Manufacturers Alliance. GoPro, which is expected to release its new Karma drone this [Read More]