Policy & Regulations

AUVSI Asks Federal Aviation Administration to Authorize Small UAS Operations

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow limited unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations prior...

FAA Grants UT Arlington Certificate of Authorization to Fly UAVs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) a certificate of authorization to fly unmanned aerial vehicles...

Police UAV Bill Heads to Committee in Indiana

A bill limiting police usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is on the table for the Indiana state legislature. The bill was introduced by...

Federal Aviation Administration Halts Ohio City’s UAV Use

After one flight, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put an end to an Ohio city's usage of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The...

Chris Christie Vetoes Bill Mandating Warrants for Police UAV Usage

A bill that would have required law enforcement officers in New Jersey to obtain a warrant to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to investigate...

UAV Test Flights Expected to Commence in Nevada by May

Test flights of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are expected to begin in Nevada by May. Last month, the state was selected by the Federal...

State Representatives Propose UAV Privacy Bill in New Hampshire

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and privacy are on the agenda for the New Hampshire state legislature. Two Republican state representatives, Neal Kurk and Joe...

FAA Aims to Form Center of Excellence for UAS Research

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hoping to create a center of excellence for unmanned aerial system (UAS) research, perhaps during fiscal year 2015....

Washington State Legislature Looks at UAV Privacy Bill

The Washington state legislature considered a bill on Thursday regarding privacy and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). State Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, introduced the...

Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on UAS Industry Development

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing Wednesday to examine the growth of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the...

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