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Massachusetts Judge Sides With Drone Operator in Federal Preemption Case

In a landmark case addressing the long-standing argument of federal preemption and local authorities’ power when it comes to drone regulations, a Newton, Mass.,...
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What to Keep in Mind When Creating a Local Drone Ordinance

The Association of California Cities – Orange County (ACC-OC), a nonprofit group dedicated to representing the interests of 34 cities in Orange County, has...
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Wanted: Members for UAS Advisory Board in Chaffee County, Colo.

The Chaffee County, Colo., board of county commissioners is seeking members to serve on its drone advisory board, which was formed to "provide advice...
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City of Raleigh Mulls Significant UAV Ban in Parks

The City of Raleigh, N.C., is considering new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) rules that would drastically limit recreational operations in public parks.In a recent...
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Florida Enacts Law Prohibiting Local Drone Ordinances

Bills seeking to bring more control to local authorities on the regulation of drones have popping up in recent times, but a new law...
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FAA’s New UAS Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given a brief update on the first meeting of the newly established UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking...
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FAA Offers Registration Deletion, Refund for Hobbyist UAS Pilots

In response to the recent court ruling that determined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cannot lawfully require registration for hobbyist drone pilots, the agency...

DJI Applauds Canada’s Changes to ‘Extremely Restrictive’ Drone Rules

DJI is applauding Transport Canada’s revised interim order on drone use to replace an earlier version that the company says put unreasonable restrictions on...

Dan Elwell Takes Over As FAA Deputy Administrator

Dan Elwell has been sworn in as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new deputy administrator. Appointed by President Donald Trump, Elwell is the second...

What’s Proposed for Drones in This Year’s FAA Reauthorization Bills?

Both chambers of Congress recently proposed respective bills for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) reauthorization, both of which contain important provisions on unmanned aircraft...

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