Policy & Regulations

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,...

British Columbia Becomes Latest Province to Ban Drones in Hunting

British Columbia has made it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone - or use data obtained by a drone - while...

FAA to AMA: Yes, You Can Fly Over 400 Feet

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) says the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has “recognized AMA’s role as a community-based organization” and thus confirmed that...

Obama Signs FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016

On Friday, July 15, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R.636, the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which extends short-term authorization...

Utah Bill Would Allow Law Enforcement to Shoot Down, Disable UAS

After Gov. Gary R. Herbert, R-Utah, issued a call for a special session of the Utah state legislature, lawmakers decided yesterday to green-light a...

FAA Extension Bill Gets Green Light from House and Senate, Heads to Obama

The bill, which includes measures for unmanned aircraft systems, awaits the president’s signature before the FAA’s reauthorization deadline this Friday.

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