Featured – FAA and Regulations

U.S. DOT Names Billy Nolen Acting FAA Administrator

On Saturday, March 26, 2022 the FAA named Asociate Administrator for Aviation Safety Billy Nolen Acting FAA Administrator.  Nolen will step into the role when Trump-appointed Administrator Steve Dickson leaves at the close of March.  Dickson, appointed in July of 2019,  has stepped down before the end of his 5 …

Read More »

New LAANC Providers FAA Opens Application Period

The FAA has announced that the application period for new LAANC providers will open on May 2, 2022.  Applicants must have a “mature product at the time of application,” says the announcement. Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) is a major stepping stone in drone integration, taking what was …

Read More »

NDAA compliant US drone manufacturers petition congress

Skyfish M4 Is the Blue sUAS list actually hurting the domestic drone industry?  These manufacturers say it is – and are asking Congress to address the problem. Disclosure: DRONELIFE has a client relationship with drone manufacturer Skyfish.  This article is not a sponsored post: DRONELIFE received no payment for publication. …

Read More »

BVLOS Drone Operations in New York: NUAIR Granted 35 Miles o…

NUAIR brings BVLOS to New York, as the FAA authorizes commercial BVLOS drone ops over 35 Miles in NY’s drone corridor. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian Crosby The FAA has granted New York-based non-profit NUAIR and the New York UAS Test Site the authority to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) …

Read More »

BVLOS Waiver for Inspections Soaring Eagle

Soaring Eagle Technologies has received another FAA Certificate of Authorization.  This BVLOS Waiver enables more efficient inspections. Soaring Eagle Technologies, is a leading drone data collection company working with critical infrastructure companies across the U.S.  Having completed over 60 large scale BVLOS missions across the U.S under SGI (special government interest) waivers,the …

Read More »

Drone Regulation 2022 Drone Industry Insights

What’s next for drone regulation in 2022?  A new report from Drone Industry Insights says the commercial industry can expect progress globally. DRONEII Editor Ed Alvarado writes that around the world, drone regulations – and the regulatory framework – are evolving rapidly.  “This is a very welcome development given that the …

Read More »

FAA Video for New Drone Pilots Holiday Message

An FAA video for new drone pilots (watch below!) has valuable information about the basic rules.  If you’re getting – or giving – a drone for the holidays, watch this first.   (Written summary below video link: for more information, be sure to visit the FAA UAS page.) For the …

Read More »

Archer eVTOL Gets FAA Special Airworthiness Certificate: Che…

Archer eVTOL Granted New FAA Status by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, Archer Aviation Inc. announced that the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has granted it a Special Airworthiness Certificate authorizing the company to begin flight testing its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Maker aircraft. With this final …

Read More »

Remote ID Lawsuit Interview with Plaintiff and Attorney

Last night, Dawn Zoldi interviewed Plaintiff Tyler Brennan and Atty Jonathan Rupprecht in their first interview since filing “RaceDayQuads.com v. Federal Aviation Administration,” the first Remote ID lawsuit challenging the newly published rule. Dotting I’s and Crossing T’s – The FAA Remote ID Lawsuit By: Dawn M.K. Zoldi, Guest Contributor  BREAKING NEWS! …

Read More »