Policy & Regulations

Drone Registration Celebrates First Birthday: How Has it Fared?

Over the past year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency's system has registered a whopping 616,000 drone owners.

Small UAV Coalition’s Walden Gets Nod to Chair Global UAS Group

The Small UAV Coalition has announced that Gregory Walden, counsel to the coalition and former Federal Aviation Administration chief counsel, has been elected chair...

Inspector General Audits FAA on Drones: How Does the Agency Measure Up?

According to the OIG, the Federal Aviation Administration, rather than "proactively identifying and mitigating risks," is taking a "reactive approach to UAS oversight."

Commercial Drone Alliance Pens Letter to Trump Administration

The Commercial Drone Alliance has authored an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump and his Transition Team in an effort to advance the U.S.’...

New President, New Transportation Secretary: How Should Drones be Handled?

The Drone Manufacturers Alliance (DMA) – comprising 3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot – is applauding President-elect Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Elaine Chao as...

Who’s Flying Beyond the FAA’s Commercial Drone Rules?

Since its Part 107 rules went into effect at the end of August, the FAA has green-lighted a number of approvals for nighttime drone operations, as well as a few other types.

Proposed Rules for Over-People Drone Ops Advance from FAA to White House

The journey toward federally approved drone operations taking place over people has reached a new milestone: The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rules for...

Clemson University Secures Blanket License to Fly UAVs

Clemson University, located in Clemson, S.C., has been granted a blanket license by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aerial vehicles...

FAA Rejects UAS Waiver Requests, Advises on How to Apply Properly

Citing “incorrect or incomplete information” on applications, the FAA has had to reject 71 waiver requests and 854 airspace applications; however, the agency is laying out how to properly submit a request.

FAA Kicks off First Meeting of Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team

Last week in Washington, D.C., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened the first meeting of its Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST).According to the FAA,...

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