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FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee Kicks off First Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) took place on Friday, Sept. 16, in Washington, D.C.According...

House Subcommittee Holding Hearing on Commercial Drone Ops

Next Tuesday, the U.S. House’s Small Business Committee is holding a hearing entitled “Opportunity Rising: the FAA’s New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations.”Taking...

San Francisco Proposes Drone Use Policy for City Departments

The City and County of San Francisco’s Committee on Information and Technology (COIT) has drafted a drone use policy that, if adopted, will apply...

DE’s New Drone Laws Strike Balance Between UAS Growth, Safety: Agency

Signed by the governor on Sept. 6, Delaware's bill “creates the crime of unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft system,” as well as “supersedes the authority” of local governments to regulate the technology.

Calif. Bill Addressing Drones in Emergency Zones Makes its Way to Governor

California State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-El Dorado, says his legislation granting civil immunity to emergency responders who damage unmanned aircraft has passed out of...

Drone Rules Are In Effect; FAA Outlines What To Do Now

Regulations for the non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) officially took effect today, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it has...

Insurance Company Announces New Forms, Rules Filings for UAS Coverage

American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), a not-for-profit national insurance advisory organization, has announced new filings of Unmanned Aircraft Liability Coverage forms and rules...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Nashville Sets UAS Rules

The Nashville, Tenn., district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has implemented a new policy governing the use of recreational unmanned aircraft systems...

Global UTM Association Elects Board, Headed by Skyward’s Evans

The newly founded Global UTM Association, a nonprofit based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has elected its first board of directors.The board comprises the following nine...

Pennsylvania Game Commission Votes on New Drone Restrictions

Citing concern for wildlife, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently voted unanimously to prohibit drones on property controlled by the game commission.In April,...

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