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FAA Builds Industry Rulemaking Committee for Remote UAS Identification

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has created a new aviation rulemaking committee dedicated to helping the agency identify the owners of rogue unmanned aircraft...
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FAA Enacts UAS Restrictions Around 133 Military Facilities

The federal agency says this marks the first time it has established airspace restrictions that apply only to unmanned aircraft systems.
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U.S. Sens. Push for Federal Funding to Support Oregon’s UAS Industry

Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are urging transportation officials to provide more investment in the federally funded Contract Tower Program, which they...

Saturday Night’s Alright for Flying: The Ins and Outs of Drone Ops in the...

Since the FAA's Part 107 was announced last summer, many companies have been reaping the benefits of their additional drone waivers, especially for operations taking place beyond the daylight hours.

FAA, Xcel Energy Partner to Advance UAS for Utility Inspections

In an effort to research the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for inspecting critical infrastructure, Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is partnering with the...

How to Move Drone Industry Forward Under New Trump Order

The Commercial Drone Alliance has proposed a way to keep the industry thriving under the White House’s recent executive order of “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”

Save the Date: FAA Invites Public to Next Drone Advisory Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will be held Jan. 31 at the University of Nevada in...

FAA Highlights ‘Revolution and Evolution’ of UAS Industry

“We have to approach our challenges with the same kind of creativity and open-mindedness that is fueling the drone revolution,” said Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, at last week's CES 2017.

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."

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.

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