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Have Your Say: Time Is Running Out To Comment On Proposed FA…

In case you didn’t know, the FAA is seeking public input as it weighs up rule change proposals which could enable more advanced operations, including routine drone flights over people and at night. As well as enabling safe flights over people and at night, the FAA is exploring how to …

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Autel’s Antitrust Counterclaims Vs DJI Dismissed as Legal Ba…

DJI and Autel have been battling in court since the drone industry’s dominant force sued the upstart for patent infringement back in 2016. The initial suit was filed because, as many industry watchers observed at the time, the Autel X-Star was remarkably similar to DJI’s Phantom 4. At the time DJI claimed the …

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Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tack…

On February 23rd, Long Island resident Gerard Chasteen allegedly fired his Shotgun three times at a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom flying near his property. Rather than a neighbourhood menace up to no good, the drone’s operators – Lynn Fodale and Teddy Henn – were volunteers working for local pet-rescue group, Missing …

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Hobbyist View: FAA’s First Take on New Drone Regulations, an…

U.S. enthusiast community watches closely as the Feds begin to propose new rules. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. As the partial government continues in the U.S. with no immediate end in sight, it appears the Federal …

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Internal Corruption Scandal at DJI Leads to $150m Losses

Not all is well on home soil for Chinese drone manufacturer and industry leader DJI. The company has discovered a devastating level of internal corruption that in turn has caused 2018 losses in the region of $150 million. On Friday the company confirmed more than 1 billion yuan had been …

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An Important Part of Chao’s Drone Announcements Didn’t Get E…

Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s recent address to the Transportation Research Board named three new initiatives for drones: but only one of them garnered the attention of the mainstream press.  Chao’s announcement about the UTM Pilot Project could be even more important for the drone industry than the Notice …

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FAA Proposes New Drone Regs and a New Pilot Program: One Mor…

At yesterday’s annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced new proposed rules to allow drones to fly overnight and over people without waivers under certain conditions. Chao said that the time was right to move forward on 3 new DOT initiatives …

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Canada’s New Drone Regulations: Rigid or Reasonable?

Transport Canada has announced new rules for drones, which will take effect in June of 2019.   The new rules require more training, licensing and registration, and specify which drones may be used for “advanced operations.”  As always, the devil is in the details: and the list of approved equipment …

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