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