Selected – FAA and Regulations

Commercial Drone Alliance on BVLOS ARC Report

image: Wing The release of the FAA’s BVLOS (drone flight beyond visual line of sight) ARC (Aviation Rulemaking Committee) recommendations last week has led to many responses and comments from the commercial drone industry.  DRONELIFE spoke to Lisa Ellman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Commercial Drone Alliance, on BVLOS …

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BVLOS ARC Recommendations: FAA Releases Report

The FAA has published the Advisory Rulemaking Committee (ARC) recommendations for rulemaking on flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).  The full, 222 page report can be read here. FAA published the report last night.  The drone industry has been expecting news on a proposed rulemaking for several months, as …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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SGI Waivers: FAA Expert on How They Work

In a recent DRONERESPONDERS webinar, Kerry Fleming of the FAA SOSC explains SGI waivers and how they work for small UAS operators. A Conversation on Public Safety UAS – Information You Don’t Want to Miss By: Dawn M.K. Zoldi, Guest Contributor This year the DRONERESPONDERS non-profit started hosting a free …

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Kittyhawk on network requirement for remote ID

The final rule was published last week, and the elimination of the network requirement for Remote ID has been both lauded and criticized.  Drone industry thought leader and Kittyhawk CEO Jonathan Hegranes has written a thoughtful response to the new rule. Kittyhawk has also published a ​whitepaper​ on Remote ID, providing …

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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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