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Former FAA head, Michael Huerta joins ParaZero Advisory Boar…

Michael Huerta ParaZero, the Tel-Aviv based drone recovery systems company announced today that former US FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has joined their advisory board. Mr. Huerta was nominated by US President Barack Obama and finished out his five year term under President Donald Trump.  He finished his out his 5 …

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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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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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How Do Big Drone Companies Plan for Future Regulations? Act …

FAA teams examine Insitu’s ScanEagle3 at a Type Certification Board Meeting in Bingen, Washington. Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is playing the long game.  The company is drawing from Boeing’s experience as the world’s largest aerospace company and planning for the future with the ScanEagle 3, collaborating …

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AMA Issues Statement on FAA Reauthorization: A “New Chapter”…

The AMA is putting the best face possible on the recently passed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Academy of Model Aeronautics was vocal in their opposition to the section of the Act which repealed Section 336, which provided protections from new regulation for recreational flyers.  While the AMA has …

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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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Drone Delivery Company Flirtey tests delivery of Automated E…

As companies are working to integrate Drones into the US commercial airspace,  Drone delivery company Flirtey has moved this forward by conducting its first drone flights in Reno, Nevada, as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned (FAA) Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program on September 12.  It is one of …

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DroneBase CEO: LAANC is the Biggest Regulatory Step Yet to M…

The following is a guest post by Dan Burton, CEO and Founder of DroneBase.  Today is a momentous day for the drone industry. Since its official implementation in April 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration’s LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability), has been slowly rolling out to six regions across …

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