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OIG Audits FAA on Drone Waivers, Calls for Eight Actions

In a newly released audit of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) waiver process, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has...
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AUVSI’s New Trusted Operator Program Gives Extra ‘Seal of Approval’ for Remote Pilots

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has launched the Trusted Operator Program (TOP), a new certification program available to remote pilots and...
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FAA Reauthorization Signed into Law With Key UAS Provisions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it is "ready to get to work" on the provisions of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, which was signed...
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Drone Groups Give Blessing to FAA Reauthorization, Now OK’d by Congress

Expecting the legislation to further the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, drone industry groups are encouraging President Donald Trump to sign into law...
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Wanted: Comments on ANSI Standardization Roadmap for UAS

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a working draft of the "Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Version 1.0)." The draft is available for...
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FAA Selects Nine New LAANC Service Providers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced nine new drone industry partners for its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative.LAANC (pronounced "lance")...
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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...
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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...

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