drone laws

Drone Industry Advocacy: AUVSI Expands Department

As regulations and technology shift, the need for drone industry advocacy has never been greater.  AUVSI is expanding their department to meet that need. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the leading non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of unmanned …

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BVLOS Waiver for Inspections Soaring Eagle

Soaring Eagle Technologies has received another FAA Certificate of Authorization.  This BVLOS Waiver enables more efficient inspections. Soaring Eagle Technologies, is a leading drone data collection company working with critical infrastructure companies across the U.S.  Having completed over 60 large scale BVLOS missions across the U.S under SGI (special government interest) waivers,the …

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Drone Regulation 2022 Drone Industry Insights

What’s next for drone regulation in 2022?  A new report from Drone Industry Insights says the commercial industry can expect progress globally. DRONEII Editor Ed Alvarado writes that around the world, drone regulations – and the regulatory framework – are evolving rapidly.  “This is a very welcome development given that the …

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Drone Delivery Mailbox and More: Last Mile Logistics

How Looser Federal Drone Regulations Could Help The Supply Chain Backlog The following is a guest post by Dan O’Toole, founder and CEO, DRONEDEK: creators of a drone delivery mailbox.  DRONELIFE neither accepts nor makes payment for guest posts. The global supply chain backlog is at best an inconvenience for holiday …

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Flytrex Gets FAA Approval for One Mile Drone Delivery

Flytrex gets FAA approval to expand its delivery radius to one mile – which means the company can now deliver to 10,000 homes. Flytrex is offering on-demand drone delivery for food and retail in North Carolina.  The company boasts collaboration with more leading restaurants and retail chains than any other drone …

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Smarter Pilot: from Part 107 to Current Drone Regulations

Current drone regulations can be difficult even for experienced pilots to understand.  In his new DRONELIFE column, Steve Rhode works to help bridge the knowledge gap between passing the Part 107 test and requirements of the most current drone regulations. The following is one of an educational series for drone …

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Michigan Court Ruling Drone Privacy

Subterranean at English Wikipedia., CC BY-SA 3.0  A recent Michigan Court Ruling touches drone privacy: and could lead to major problems for the commercial drone industry. An article in JDSupra (worth a full read) explains how the decision developed and why it could have a significant impact on commercial drone operations …

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Drone Federalism Bil Could Be Added to Budget Bill

The Drone Service Providers Alliance (DSPA) warns that drone federalism – the idea that states and local government should share control of the airspace – could be added to the budget bill under discussion in Congress today.  The group is calling on the industry to contact their representatives about the …

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Mississippi Drone Laws Set Very Scary Standards

Proposed Mississippi drone laws are extremely problematic for the drone industry – and the Drone Service Providers Alliance (DSP) is calling on all operators in the state to educate themselves and their representatives. If passed, the bills currently in committee could significantly impact Mississippi drone owners: and set dangerous precedents …

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