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‘SAFE DRONE Act’ Would Make Reckless Drone Operations a Federal Offense

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has introduced the SAFE DRONE Act, which would make it a misdemeanor offense for an individual to knowingly operate...

Legislators & Industry Stakeholders Mull Unmanned Aircraft Safety

At a House hearing on drone safety, some witnesses brought up the concept of a "tombstone mentality": We cannot take action to properly regulate UAS only if a tragedy occurs.

Los Angeles Content-Creation Studio Now Offers Drone Services

Contend, a company that specializes in creating, producing and distributing data-driven content to deliver measurable business results, has launched a drone cinematography service, Contend...

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Addressing Paparazzi Drone Use

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law A.B.856, a bill that expands the definition of "physical invasion of privacy" to include drone operations.According...

FAA Proposes $1.9M Penalty Against UAS Company for ‘Unauthorized Operations’

The agency alleges that Chicago-based SkyPan International conducted 65 drone flights between 2012 and 2014 that endangered the safety of the National Airspace System.

Governor Vetoes California Drone Bills

This past weekend, Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., vetoed a trio of bills that aimed to rein in the use of unmanned aerial systems in...

Industry Group to Focus on Drone Education, Safety and Risk Management

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz Group's specialist corporate insurer, says it has been named a founding member of the newly created UAS...

Sentera Launches Data-Management Solution for Tower Inspectors

Sentera LLC, a drone, sensor and software company, has launched its OnTop platform, a proprietary software solution for inspection imagery of the cellular and...

Pilot of Crashed Drone at U.S. Open Gets Community Service Sentence

Daniel Verley, whose unmanned aircraft system (UAS) recently crashed into an unoccupied area of the Louis Armstrong stadium during play at the U.S. Open...

Brawny Paper Towels Uses Drone as Part of New ‘Stay Giant’ Campaign

Georgia-Pacific, the maker of Brawny paper towels, has implemented drone video as part of its new national advertising campaign, "Stay Giant," featuring a larger-than-life...

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