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U.S. Senator Urges FAA to Include ‘Capable, Willing Stakeholders’ in Drone Committee

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue including “strong industry, government, research and academia” in the...

R.I. Legislators Want Airport Corp. to Have Authority to Regulate UAVs

The Rhode Island State House has passed legislation that aims to give the state, through the Rhode Island Airport Corp., the exclusive legal authority...

Small UAV Coalition Urges Reform to FAA Exemption Process

In order to further “reform and improve” the process for obtaining a commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),...

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill Regarding Unlawful Drone Operations

The California Assembly has approved legislation clarifying that it is unlawful to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the conduct of activities already against...

Industry Creates Voluntary Best Practices for U.S. Drone Operators

Led by the NTIA, unmanned aircraft systems stakeholders have come up with voluntary practices for privacy, transparency and accountability.

Approved Operators Exempt from Oklahoma’s New Drone Law

Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., has signed into law H.B.2599, which prohibits unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators from flying near critical infrastructure in Oklahoma but,...

How Many Registered Drone Users in Your Area? Check out FAA’s Database

In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has publicly released its database of registered drone owners.The huge list...

Small UAV Coalition to Congress: Clock is Ticking to Reauthorize FAA

The coalition warns that the U.S. drone industry "cannot fully develop and thrive under another short-term extension of current FAA authorities."

Federal Court Throws out EPIC’s Suit Against FAA on Drone Privacy Rules

The court contends that EPIC cannot challenge the FAA's lack of privacy rules for drones until the final rules have been released.

Stakeholders Invited to FAA’s Newly Established UAS Advisory Committee

The Federal Aviation Administration is establishing a long-term drone advisory committee to help shape the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National...

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