Policy & Regulations

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,...

Gov. Brown Makes Decisions on Slew of California Drone Bills

Reiterating that "piecemeal is not the way to go," the California governor has shut down several bills related to unmanned aircraft systems, as well as approved one.

Bill Penalizing UAVs Over ‘Critical’ Infrastructure Advances in Pa.

Pennsylvania’s Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved a measure that would penalize unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators for flying their aircraft over certain facilities...

Australia Loosens Rules for Lightweight Drones

New rules that cut the cost and red tape of operating very small commercial drones, as well as protect public safety, are now in...

Oklahoma Delves into State Drone Laws: Where to Go from Here?

Testimony presented yesterday on an interim study on drones gave members of Oklahoma’s Senate Public Safety Committee an opportunity to better understand unmanned aircraft...

New Hampshire City Mulls Cemetery UAV Restrictions

The City of Claremont, N.H., is looking to implement a policy that would keep consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from flying over cemeteries.According to...

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