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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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U.S. Senators Present the Safe DRONE Act of 2017

Four U.S. senators have rolled out a bipartisan bill designed to advance the development of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry and ensure the...
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Property Drone Consortium Speaks out Against Drone Federalism Act

The Property Drone Consortium (PDC) is speaking out against the recently proposed Drone Federalism Act of 2017, which would give state and local governments...
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Another Drone Bill Seeks ‘Local Control’ Of Unmanned Aircraft

Another bill seeking to spread the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) down to the state and local levels has been proposed.Introduced by U.S....
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UAS Stakeholders Warn Congress of ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Drone Regulation Bill

In response to a recently introduced bill that seeks to empower state and local authorities to regulate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the Association for...
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Transportation Secretary Chao Talks Drones: Challenges, Proposals & What’s Next

As a keynote speaker at last week’s third annual Drone Focus Conference in Fargo, N.D., Elaine Chao, newly elected secretary of the U.S. Department...
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Major Drone Lobbying Team Joins Firm’s New Emerging Tech Unit

An unmanned systems lobbying team in Washington has joined McGuireWoods Consulting LLC (MWC). MWC, a subsidiary of law firm McGuireWoods LLP, is a public...

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