Legal

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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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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Apparent Drone Sighting Halts Departures at London Heathrow

A matter of days after London Gatwick was shut for 36 hours following reports of drones flying above the airport, reported drone sightings have halted departures at Heathrow, London’s busiest airport. The situation does not appear to be as serious as that which unfolded at Gatwick in late December. We …

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Washington State Lawsuit Blends Drone Law and Privacy Concer…

A legal battle in Washington State may define the state’s future approach to aerial rights and drone law. Fort Discovery Inc., developer of a civilian gun range/military and law enforcement training facility in Port Townsend, Wash., has filed multiple lawsuits against Tarboo Ridge Coalition, a group opposing the construction. According …

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Déjà Vu As UK Media Starts 2019 With More Drone Scaremongeri…

After a Christmas period that served up plenty of drone-related angst in the UK, it looks as though 2019 is set to feature more of the same. The trauma of the Battle of Gatwick is starting to fade, like a drunken Christmas party incident that everyone involved in is now too embarrassed …

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What Can We Learn From The Drone Disruption at Gatwick Airpo…

Our London correspondent, Malek Murison, reports on the fallout from the ‘Battle of Gatwick’ airport debacle.  Drones are often in the news at this time of year. More often than not, the stories are harmless: Aviation authorities laying down the law to the influx of new pilots, viral videos of …

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