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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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The Latest Outlook on FAA Drone Regulations

In an InterDrone panel moderated by the excellent Christopher Korody, author of the Dronin’ On newsletter, a panel of lawyers, industry, and government representatives discussed the current state of commercial drone regulations in the U.S. Referencing the recently released FAA Roadmap for commercial drone integration, Korody compared the current landscape …

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Intel Claims Leadership Role in Drone Regulation Space

As the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) gets underway, Intel is claiming a leadership role in the development of new drone regulations. Intel is a partner in four of the ten sites chosen by the FAA to participate in the IPP, testing drone applications currently outside the boundary of FAA …

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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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What Venezuela’s Purported Assassination Attempt by Drones M…

By Hugoshi [CC BY-SA 4.0] News and Commentary.  The drone news this week has been dominated by headlines about the purported assassination attempt on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.  The timing couldn’t be worse for the drone industry. I use the word “purported” in an effort (probably in vain) to indicate …

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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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DJI Urges UK Pilots to Familiarize Themselves With New Drone…

New drone laws have come into effect in the UK today, restricting drones from flying above 400 feet or within one kilometer of airport boundaries. More laws are due to come into place later this year. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will at the end of November require UK drone owners whose …

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Kittyhawk.io: The Uniform Law Commission is Uniting the Dron…

The following is a guest post attorney and drone pilot Andrew Elefant, Director of Policy at Kittyhawk.io, an enterprise drone software company in San Francisco, CA. In anticipation of the Uniform Law Commission’s Tort Law Relating to Drones Drafting Committee meeting on July 25 in Louisville, KY, some of the …

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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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“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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