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DJI Hires Former Facebook Aviation Policy Lead David Hansell

David Hansell, former global aviation policy lead at Facebook, has joined DJI as its public policy manager.Hansell will join DJI’s growing team of public...
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FAA Grants 2,000 UAS Waivers in Two Years of Part 107

On the two-year anniversary of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulations for operating small commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Part 107, the Association for...
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Aviation Attorneys: Drone Tort Law Could Bring ‘Conflicts and Challenges’ to UAS Sector

Many of today's routine drone flights could be redefined as "aerial trespass" under a law recently proposed by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), cautioned...

FAA Announces More UAS Flight Restrictions Over DoD Sites

In cooperation with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is establishing additional restrictions on drone flights up to 400 feet...

FAA Announces Milestone of 100K Remote Pilot Certificates

On July 26, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a milestone of 100,000 issued Remote Pilot Certificates.Since the FAA's Part 107 rulemaking went into...

State Regulation of Private Property in the Drone Age

The continuing proliferation of drones raises federalism issues as the lawful authority of state governments, through the exercise of their police powers, to adjudicate...

Drone Industry Responds to Draft Tort Law on ‘Aerial Trespass’

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) recently came up with a draft law relating to "aerial trespass" by low-altitude unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the...

FAA Clarifies Federal Authority Over Drone Rulemaking

A hot topic for some time has been the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) authority over navigable airspace and, thus, the confusion surrounding federal preemption...
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Colorado Mayor Provides City Perspective in FAA Drone Advisory Commitee

As the only elected city official appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), Mayor Wade O. Troxell of Fort Collins, Colo., is...

Making the Case for Expanded Drone Regulation Authority

Drones have remarkable potential to positively impact our lives. However, the industry will struggle to meet this potential without a carefully considered legal infrastructure...

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