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FAA Reauthorization Explained: Part 2, Enforcement

The new proposed FAA Reauthorization package has been made public.  It’s wordy, complex, and confusing – and the headlines haven’t made understanding what’s inside easier.  There are several points of critical importance for the drone industry to understand.  The proposed Repeal of Section 336, the Integration Pilot Program, the “Safeguarding …

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FAA Reauthorization, Explained: Part 3, Privacy

The new proposed FAA Reauthorization package has been made public.  It’s wordy, complex, and confusing – and the headlines haven’t made understanding what’s inside easier.  There are several points of critical importance for the drone industry to understand.  The proposed Repeal of Section 336, the Integration Pilot Program, the “Safeguarding …

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DroneBase CEO: LAANC is the Biggest Regulatory Step Yet to M…

The following is a guest post by Dan Burton, CEO and Founder of DroneBase.  Today is a momentous day for the drone industry. Since its official implementation in April 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration’s LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability), has been slowly rolling out to six regions across …

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InterDrone Gets Started with Dan Elwell: FAA is “Open for Bu…

FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell kicked off the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas this morning, with the Grand Opening keynote address. Elwell opened up by saying that he understood that the drone industry might be hesitant about federal regulators.  But Elwell emphasized throughout his speech the FAA’s willingness to work …

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Kittyhawk.io: What Happened to that Proposed Tort Law? Movin…

The following is a guest post by Andrew Elefant, Director of Policy at Kittyhawk.io, an enterprise drone software company in San Francisco, CA. More Clarity on ULC’s Tort Law Relating to Drones Act The good news out of the Uniform Law Commission’s Annual Meeting is that they approved seven new …

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Amit Ganjoo of ANRA: There are Now 100,000 Certified Remote …

Amit Ganjoo, Anra Technologies. The FAA reports that there are now over 100,000 licensed commercial drone operators in the U.S.  While the numbers come from the U.S., it’s an international trend: across Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America growth in licensed pilots is commensurate.  We spoke to industry leader Amit …

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U.S. Registered Drone Operators: The FAA Wants Your Input

If you will have registered a business drone within the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs your enter. Earlier this month, FAA despatched out a questionnaire to everybody who has registered a business drone.  The FAA clarifies that the survey consists of business operators, authorities departments and different customers …

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LAANC Rollout Continues: Western South Region Added

The rollout of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) beta take a look at is constant, with the Western South Region – together with airports in California and Hawaii – on June 21. The LAANC program fixes a significant downside for drone operators, who’ve struggled with lengthy delays …

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Drone Privacy: EPIC v. FAA Tossed by D.C. Circuit Court

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has been doing battle with the FAA over drone privateness since 2012, however suffered a loss this week.   The D.C. Circuit (the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit) rejected EPIC’s petition to evaluation FAA’s small drone rule, “finding …

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