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

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on June 02, 2016

The Rhode Island State House has passed legislation that aims to give the state, through the Rhode Island Airport Corp., the exclusive legal authority to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Sponsored by Rep. Stephen R. Ucci and co-sponsored by Rep. [Read More]

R.I. Roundtable Discussion Focuses on Drone Threats to Manned Aircraft

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 31, 2016

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the potential threats of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and laser pointers to aviation. Congressman Jim Langevin; state officials; representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; executives from [Read More]