Tag: FAA regulations

Study up for the New Small Drone Rule

A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective....

Coalition Announces Launch of Commercial Drone Operator Directory

The Coalition has just announced the launch of commercialdrones.proven.cc, a directory of authorized commercial drone operators in the United States. The directory was established by...

New FAA drone rules could boost commercial use

On a cloudy summer morning, Rochester Institute of Technology professor Carl Salvaggio and a student from the school’s Center for Imaging Science stood in...

The Weather Company Enters Drone Space with AirMap Deal

  Today, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, announced that it’s working with AirMap to deliver real-time hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators. The...

New FAA regulations will create new opportunities for commercial drone use

WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS...

Leaked: Summary Of New FAA Commercial Drone Rules

UPDATE:  FAA has shut down websites that linked to commercial drone rule and test summaries.  But here is a link to the FAA’s summary and...

Bay Area Start-Up Unveils Smart Security Drone

Aptonomy, Inc., a robotics start-up based in the San Francisco Bay Area, demonstrated its prototype drone for securing large properties at ISC West, one...

FAA Expands Forum to Resolve Drone Integration Issues

The FAA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and NASA have agreed to expand the UAS Executive Committee (ExCom) in a new effort to resolve...

House Committee Approves 2016 FAA Reauthorization (AIRR Act)

Congressman Bill Shuster’s (R-Hollidaysburg) 2016 FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act) passed through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee...

FAA Task Force Recommends New UAS Registration Process

The Department of Transportation (DOT) created a registration task force (RTF) in October to submit recommendations to the FAA on the registration requirements for...

Wal-Mart plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones for...

Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign...

Feds announce drone registration task force participants

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Thursday the participants in the task force created to craft a new system for requiring drone users...

FAA Seeks $1.9M Fine Against Drone Photography Company

The US Federal Aviation Administration, which just missed a deadline to set rules governing commercial use of unmanned aircraft, says a company that's used...

Simpson College Partners with Stanford, FAA on Drone Research

The federal agency charged with regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles has made an Iowa college a research partner. The Federal Aviation Administration has...

Drone Regulations: What You Need to Know

You bought a drone. And you're probably chomping at the bit to get the battery charged and take it out for the first test...

A UAV Lawyer’s Take on Proposed Drone Legislation in CA

By Stephen M. Rinka, Esq. The advent of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”) age is going to bring changes to society in ways that cannot...

AU Drone School Could Open to Public Within a Month

Auburn University's new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School could open its course registration as early as this month for university students as well as...

Robots in the Sky: Cracking Down on Drone Law

While there are countless ways drones can and have benefitted us − from helping manage wildfires and crime to transporting medicine and saving lives...

How to Comment to the FAA on Proposed Regulations – By...

This is it, folks. The last week for public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) from the FAA. For my international...