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Hold Fast on Date for Release of Remote ID DRONELIFE

A group of drone industry stakeholders including the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and the U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) have signed a letter asking the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to “hold fast” to the intended December 2020 release of the …

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Waivers and Authorizations: FAA Reps Answer Questions

AUVSI’s North Carolina chapter and DRONELIFE host free webinars and chat rooms monthly, where drone pilots from all over the country can get their questions answered by a panel of experts.  This month, AUVSI NC hosted two representatives from the FAA: UAS Integration Program Manager Michael O’Shea and  Aviation Safety …

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FAA IPP Update from UAS Integration Office

At this morning’s Commercial UAV Expo Keynote Panel, Erik Amend, Executive Office Manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office, gave an update on the FAA IPP.  Integration Pilot Program (IPP) participants gave their insights on how the program has benefited the communities they serve and the drone industry. As many …

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FAA and Drones: Commercial UAV Expo Keynote

At this morning’s Commercial UAV Expo Keynote address, Commercial UAV hosted one of the most important figures in the industry.  FAA Administrator Steve Dickson addressed the virtual audience to discuss FAA and drones: pilot programs, new regulations, and future endeavors. Dickson began his address with the expected message that the …

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Stakeholders Ask for Essential Changes

 The proposed Remote ID rule was several years in the development – but as the FAA reviews the thousands of comments it received on the rule, industry stakeholders still hope that changes to accommodate non-commercial interests will be made. Today, drone industry stakeholders incuding the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), …

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DJI on U.S. Government Drone Regulation and Fear-Based Polic…

image: public domain, PXfuel In the final keynote address of DJI Airworks 2020, DJI’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs Brendan Schulman spoke about the direction U.S. government drone regulation is taking – and spoke out against fear-based policies. U.S. government drone regulation has increasingly focused on security, with drones …

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Enabling Public Safety Drone Programs

DAVID HOLT / CC BY-SA Last week, at the FAA UAS Symposium, the FAA unveiled the new Public Safety Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) waiver for first responders.  The Tactical BVLOS waiver provides public safety professionals with permission to fly beyond visual line of sight when it counts most …

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