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FAA Announces Expansion of the LAANC Program – More Access t…

The FAA has announced the expansion of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program to more than 100 new control towers and airports. The announcement comes on the heels of the implementation of new rules for recreational fliers, which will prohibit flight in restricted airspace around airports except …

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What’s Next for Drone Laws? The Commercial UAV Policy Panel …

One of the best aspects of this week’s DJI Airworks conference in Dallas was the opportunity to hear the industry’s biggest influencers speak about critical issues.  The Commercial UAV Policy Panel was moderated by DJI’s Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs Brendan Schulman, and the panel included a critical …

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Drones Do Belong at Airports: American Airlines and DJI Demo…

DJI at American Airlines at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Bartram) While many regulations focus on keeping drones away from airports, American Airlines (AA) and DJI are demonstrating drones as a critical tool for safety and efficiency. Today at a media event …

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Europe’s Plan to ID and Monitor Drones – and Why the Drone I…

The European Commission (Commission) published it’s latest draft of detailed drone rules last week.   Here’s what’s inside: and why the Drone Manufacturers Alliance Europe (DMAE) is on board. The Commission’s latest draft implementing rules for operational and technical requirements builds on EASA recommendations, and proposes a groundwork that will …

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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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Canadian Flight Certificate Testing for The Sky Guys

As many drone companies are in the process of getting federal authorization to allow for commercial drone flight,  we reached out to The Sky Guys,  who just announced this week that they have been granted Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) in Canada for testing their DX-3 drone platform. We took …

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It’s Time to Pay Attention: Industry Leaders Comment on FAA …

News and Commentary.  It’s time for drone operators in  the U.S.- both commercial and recreational – to start paying attention as regulation heats up.  On July 31, the Small UAV Coalition, AOPA and other industry advocates signed a letter opposing an expected amendment from Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) to the …

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Recent Suit Aims to Enforce DAC Transparency Regarding Drone…

The following is a guest post by commercial drone pilot and writer Terry Jarrell. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed suit against the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) hoping to gain better access to meeting documents. Public Privacy and Drones There is no question that there are more and …

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The FAA Stance on State Drone Regulation: Preemption is Stil…

[ad_1] News and Commentary.  In a new press release, the FAA has clarified the role of federal and state governments in drone regulation. The FAA has tried many times to emphasize the agency’s authority over the airspace, in a continual – and somewhat unsuccessful – attempt to curb the proliferation …

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U.S. Sec. Transportation Elaine Chao on “Transformative Tech…

[ad_1] In a conversation with Fortune’s Alan Murray at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says that drone integration is a top priority for the department. Chao emphasized, however, the “proper role of government,” which she says is to be a regulator, but not to attempt …

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