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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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U.S. Senate Passes H.R. 302, FAA Reauthorization Today

The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 302 the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 by a 93-6 vote.  The Act provides funding for the FAA for the next 5 years – and makes major changes to drone regulations. The Senate vote will move the Act on to be signed by President Trump.  …

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Is Drone Delivery Even Legal? 3 Key Takeaways From Forbes’ T…

A recent article in Forbes Magazine put together 11 predictions about drone delivery from their Forbes Technology Council.  Here are 3 key takeaways about when and how drone delivery might actually come to your neighborhood. 1.  Drones Will Supplement but Not Replace Truck Delivery More than one of the Forbes …

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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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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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