Archive for rulemaking

FAA’s Final Drone Rule: Did the Agency Get It Right?

Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

There’s finally a set of rules under which to operate UAS commercially, but the work toward full integration into airspace is not complete by any means.

Company Sees Opportunity for Truck-and-Drone Delivery Under New FAA Rules

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on June 22, 2016

Workhorse Group Inc., a Cincinnati-based developer of a truck-and-drone delivery model, is applauding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) rulemaking, which could open a new door for the company’s technology. Workhorse Group is an original equipment [Read More]

Final Small UAS Rulemaking Is Imminent, Says Small UAV Coalition

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on June 20, 2016

Expected to be released by the FAA as early as today, the final rules will mean the commercial drone industry is “open for business,” the group says.

FAA Task Force Delivers Proposal for UAS Operations Over People

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 05, 2016

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 its set of recommendations to the agency. On Feb. 24, the FAA said it would not [Read More]

Universities Comment on FAA’s sUAS Rulemaking

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 01, 2015

The Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) recently provided comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). AAU and APLU [Read More]

Law Firm Files Petition for Rulemaking on Micro Drones

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on December 23, 2014

Law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice head Brendan Schulman has filed a formal petition for rulemaking with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on behalf of the UAS America Fund LLC, proposing a new [Read More]

Small UAV Coalition Asks FAA for New Aviation Rulemaking Committee

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on November 17, 2014

The Small UAV Coalition recently submitted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to request the creation of an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) specifically related to small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The committee would tackle issues that the FAA [Read More]

Nearly Three-Dozen Organizations Call on FAA to Expedite Rulemaking for UAS

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 09, 2014

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and 31 other organizations have sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) [Read More]

Industry Leaders Urge FAA to Speed Up Rulemaking for UAS

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 31, 2014

The heads of two trade groups that stand to benefit from the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have written a joint letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging the agency to accelerate the process of integrating UAS [Read More]