FAA

Remote ID for Drones Final Rule Released

The FAA has released the Remote ID for Drones final rule along with a rule on operations over people and moving vehicles, and night operations.  The long-awaited publications will clarify the details of Remote ID, and allow stakeholders from the commercial and recreational drone communities to begin to prepare for implementation – …

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New Drone Rules on Remote ID, Flight Over People

The FAA has published new drone rules for Remote ID and Operations Over People.  While it will take some time to fully unpack the final rule on Remote ID, the drone industry is weighing in on the new regulations and the impact that they will have.  (See the announcement with …

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Drone Advisory Committee New Senate Bill

A Senate Bill, now on the President’s desk, would require changes in the membership composition of the influential Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).   The Drone Advisory Committee was established to provide “independent advice and recommendations” to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and FAA on drone regulations, according to the DAC …

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FAA Grants Santa Special Operating Authority

There are no Grinches at the FAA.  “The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced it has granted Santa Claus and his reindeer-powered sleigh special operating authority to engage in interstate air-cargo-delivery services directly to rooftops throughout the United States on Christmas Eve,” says an FAA press release. This year, Santa’s …

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Percepto Soars Over Three Drone Regulatory Milestones

Autonomous drone developer Percepto this week announced three regulatory milestones—completing the certifications and a test flight phase that take the Israeli company a step closer to FAA Certification, countrywide EVLOS in Australia and BLOS in Norway. “The completion of the D&R testing phase is a major achievement in the Type Certification …

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Drone Startup Iris Acquires $13 Million in Series B Funding …

Source: Iris Drone startup Iris Automation is gaining financial altitude after announcing a $13 million Series B funding round today. Iris develops advanced detection systems that bolster Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) capabilities which, in turn, enable safer commercial drone operations. New investors Sony Innovation Fund and Verizon Ventures join follow-on investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Bee Partners and OCA …

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