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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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DroneLife talks to Marketplace about Drones, Drone Delivery,…

3d rendering delivery drone flying with cardboard box Marketplace interviewed our Editor in Chief  about Drones,  Drone Delivery, the FAA, regulations and the near future of Drones. If you did not catch it on Marketplace,  check it out here to either read the transcript or listen to the podcast. About: Marketplace® …

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Indemnis Parachute For DJI Drones Meets International Safety…

Back in 2017, Alaska-based Indemnis partnered with DJI to develop parachute standards and systems that could be deployed in an instant, protecting valuable multi-rotor cargo and, of course, whoever or whatever is unlucky enough to be directly underneath should an issue occur. Today, Indemnis and DJI have announced that the Nexus …

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Airobotics gets Waiver from FAA for BLOS flights over People…

Drone safety systems company, ParaZero Technologies Ltd (ASX: PRZ), announced today that its customer, Airobotics, has secured a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federation Aviation Authority (FAA) that allows them to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight for automated drone operations over people. Airobotics’ drone system integrates ParaZero’s SafeAir …

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UK Government Releases Report on Drone Regulation Consultati…

The UK Government has announced its intention to move forward with plans to extend existing regulations around drone use. The report, published in response to a consultation with various industry stakeholders in 2018, outlines new police powers to tackle drones misuse and more. You can read the consultation report in full, here. …

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