Policy & Regulations

Final Small UAS Rulemaking Is Imminent, Says Small UAV Coalition

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.

Drone Photography Brings $55K FAA Fine to Minnesota Man

The agency alleges that the August operations were done in a "careless or reckless" manner and were not for a hobby/recreational purpose.

Canada Rolls Out Drone Safety Campaign, Plans to Launch New Regs

The Canadian government has launched a national drone safety campaign and reiterated the country’s intention to propose new regulations for the technology.Yesterday, the Honourable...

Drone Alliance Europe Adds New Member, Releases Policy Reports

Drone Alliance Europe (DAE), which advocates for Europe’s commercial drone industry, has welcomed a new member company and released two new white papers.Gatewing, a...

FAA’s New List of Approved Commercial UAS Still Not Retroactive

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the seventh round of a list of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that are approved for use by...

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

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...

R.I. Legislators Want Airport Corp. to Have Authority to Regulate UAVs

The Rhode Island State House has passed legislation that aims to give the state, through the Rhode Island Airport Corp., the exclusive legal authority...

Small UAV Coalition Urges Reform to FAA Exemption Process

In order to further “reform and improve” the process for obtaining a commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),...

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill Regarding Unlawful Drone Operations

The California Assembly has approved legislation clarifying that it is unlawful to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the conduct of activities already against...

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

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

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