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The Next FAA Administrator – and What that Might Mean for th…

News and Commentary.  It’s the season for politics.  The top spot at the FAA – a political appointment – is rumored to be announced soon. FAA veteran Dan Elwell has been Acting Administrator since Administrator Michael Huerta left in January of this year, after serving for 7 years.  While Elwell …

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Intel’s Anil Nanduri on 3 Keys to Accelerating Growth in the…

Intel‘s Anil Nanduri spoke at the European Drone Summit in Frankfurt, Germany this week – and DRONELIFE spoke with him after the presentation to get his views on the key to accelerating growth in the industry. Leading the drone business in one of the most influential companies in the world …

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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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The UAS Integration Pilot Program is Underway: North Dakota …

The UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is getting underway, as the chosen partners begin their trials.  North Dakota is starting their trials of flight over people with a unique safety tool: Parazero‘s parachutes for drones. North Dakota is a leader in the drone industry.  With the Grand Sky Business Park, …

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