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“Lack of Reliable Data”: GAO Says FAA Needs to Improve Manag…

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has launched a report suggesting that the FAA wants to enhance its administration of security dangers for drones. The 92-page doc, revealed in response to rising concern in Congress and different authorities companies over the unsafe use of drones, says that the FAA lacks good …

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The Cost of Carelessness: Operator Sentenced in Space Needle…

By Wknight94 [GFDL  or CC BY-SA 3.0 ] Seattle’s Space Needle appears to draw drones, and it appears that evidently officers have determined sufficient is sufficient.  Seattle lawmakers pushed for drone rules again in 2014 when a drone video of the Space Needle went viral.  Since then, Seattle has had …

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State Drone Laws: Virginia’s HB638 Signed in a Win for the I…

Virginia’s Governor Ralph Shearer Northam signed legislative invoice HB638 final week.  The invoice is a main win for Virginia’s drone {industry}, making a transfer to stop localities from enacting their very own laws and creating the problematic “patchwork quilt” of drone guidelines inside the state. The regulation, which can go …

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Flock Launches Pay-as-you-fly Drone Insurance for Hobbyists

Flock, a UK drone insurance coverage startup, has unlocked its ‘pay-as-you-fly’ insurance coverage and security smartphone app, Flock Cover, to leisure pilots. Before now the Flock Cover app may solely be utilized by skilled pilots and people in coaching. The transfer opens up the platform to hobbyists, who can use …

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Jeppesen and Kittyhawk Partner for LAANC Drone Authorization…

Enterprise drone operations software program specialist Kittyhawk has introduced a collaboration with Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary. The pair will start working in the direction of providing digital airspace authorization immediately from the FAA by way of the Kittyhawk platform. Kittyhawk and Jeppesen are aiming for approval from the FAA to …

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Saudi Arabia Finalizing Drone Rules Following Palace Inciden…

Saudi Arabia’s inside ministry is warning drone customers to get permission earlier than flying as officers scramble to finalize new rules following an incident close to the royal palace final week. Saudi police are investigating the episode during which troopers shot down a leisure drone hovering inside a restricted space …

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Disaster Recovery and Drones: House Makes Another Try at Lon…

The US House of Representatives has launched one other attempt at a long run FAA Reauthorization Act.  With the clock now ticking till the present extension of an extension of an extension runs out at the tip of September, the drone business is ready to see what Congress can agree …

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Commercial Drone Alliance Wants Congress to Repeal Sec. 336

The industrial drone business desires safer skies for unmanned aerial automobiles and so they’re taking their case to Capitol Hill. The Commercial Drone Alliance, an unbiased 501c6 non-profit led by key figures of the industrial drone business, known as on Congress in a latest assertion to repeal Section 336 of …

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Here We Are Again: Congress Pushes Off FAA Reauthorization U…

News and Commentary.  At this level, it’s hardly a shock.  The FAA‘s extension of an extension of an extension has as soon as once more been… prolonged. The present extension was set to expire on the finish of this month, however the spending invoice earlier than the President features a …

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