Policy & Regulations

DJI Finds FAA’s Weight Standard for Low-Risk UAS to be ‘Deeply Flawed’

In a newly released white paper, drone manufacturer DJI has concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard “far too low”...

UT Knoxville Lays Down the Law for UAS Operations on Campus

The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UT Knoxville) is making its own rules regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on “university property or in connection with...

DJI-Sponsored Group Aims to Give Drone Pilots Bigger Voice in Local Laws

The Network of Drone Enthusiasts (NODE) has commenced operations as a new group dedicated to “representing the interests of responsible drone pilots across the...

Golden State Met With Yet Another Proposed Drone Law

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson has rolled out another bill that continues the age-old confusion surrounding federal preemption for UAS regulations.

U.S. Senator Hatch Makes the Case for Unmanned Systems

As part of his innovation agenda for the 115th Congress, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has noted the importance of advancing the unmanned systems...

How to Move Drone Industry Forward Under New Trump Order

The Commercial Drone Alliance has proposed a way to keep the industry thriving under the White House’s recent executive order of “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”

FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee Comes Together for Another Meeting

According to the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, the committee met to “consider three tasks aimed at gaining a consensus-based set of resolutions for issues regarding the efficiency and safety of integrating UAS into the NAS."

Utah Rep. Proposes Jail Time for ‘Harassing’ Livestock with UAS

A Republican congressman in Utah has proposed a bill to deter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots from “harassing” livestock.According to the text of the...

UAS Groups Ready to Work with New Transportation Secretary Chao

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Elaine Chao as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation; she will succeed Anthony Foxx.Brian Wynne, president...

Industry Has Some Concerns About Orlando’s Own Drone Rules

The city has approved an ordinance that restricts unmanned aircraft system operations in many different zones, including within 500 feet of parks, schools, and events with more than 1,000 attendees.

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