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FAA Task Force Delivers Proposal for UAS Operations Over People

As planned, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recently established aviation rulemaking committee for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights operated over people has delivered...

Micro Drone Rule Kicks off in Australia This Fall

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) says commercial operators of “very small” remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) – with a maximum takeoff weight of...

Sen. Vitter Authors the Micro Drone Safety and Innovation Act

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., chairman of the U.S. Senate committee on small business and entrepreneurship, is introducing the Micro Drone Safety and Innovation Act,...

FAA’s Micro UAS Committee to Recommend Performance-Based Drone Rules

The agency-selected group will begin its work next month and issue a final report of recommendations on April 1.

SAR Group Offers Strong Support for Micro UAS Amendment

Air Bears, a volunteer search-and-rescue (SAR) organization based in St. Paul, Minn., is voicing its strong support of the micro unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)...

Newsgathering Associations Voice Support for Micro UAS Amendment

Noting the potential for newsgathering operations, the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)...

Micro UAS Classification Joins the Proposed FAA Reauthorization

With the green light from the U.S. House of Representatives' committee on transportation and infrastructure, a micro unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) classification has now...

Congressman’s Commercial UAS Modernization Act Includes Micro Drone Rule

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., has introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act, which he says would create an interim framework to promote innovation in...

Nighthawk IV Micro-UAS Earns FAA Airworthiness Certification

Following a comprehensive review and demonstration in September, Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) special airworthiness certificate for...

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