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by   -   December 16, 2015

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The FAA has ruled that everyone who flies a drone must register. Since an estimated 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the U.S. for the holiday gift-giving season, the registration process is streamlined and will be online as of December 21.

by   -   November 24, 2015

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After the Task Force agreed that it was outside the scope of their objectives to debate or discuss the DOT Secretary’s decision to require registration, they undertook to develop and recommend a registration process that ensures accountability and encourages a maximum level of compliance. Here are their recommendations.

by   -   October 30, 2015
October 19, 2015. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announces unmanned aircraft registration requirement.
October 19, 2015. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announces unmanned aircraft registration requirement.

Following informal reports on Friday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) officially announced yesterday the creation of a task force that will guide the development of a registration process for recreational UAVs. Until now, only commercial drone users were required to register their aircraft with the FAA. The task force, comprising representatives from government and industry stakeholders, has until November 20 to deliver its report. UPDATE 30/10/2015  FAA announces UAS Registration Task Force members. 

by   -   June 1, 2015
image: Matt Chamberlain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGebSYGvlns
image: Matt Chamberlain.

On May 28th, Transport Canada released a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) outlining proposed changes to the regulatory framework governing small UAVs. If adopted, the changes would take effect in 2016. The deadline to submit comments is August 28th.

by   -   March 31, 2015

Amazon_PrimeAir2Funding continues to flow to drone ventures worldwide even as news from the FAA suggests it will be many years before true autonomous flight will be allowed in the US. Meanwhile Amazon feels they must develop their drone plans offshore.

by   -   March 28, 2015

This week closes with a very positive announcement from European stakeholders on the future of drones. During a two-day conference in Riga, the European aviation community found broad agreement on the main principles to guide the regulatory framework to allow RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) operations throughout Europe from 2016 onwards.

by   -   March 16, 2015

Should drones with remote control be considered autonomous? In Canada, apparently not.

Members of the House of Lords visit Cranfield University's RPAS program during a fact-finding mission.
Members of the House of Lords visit Cranfield University’s RPAS program during a fact-finding mission.

While acknowledging the drone is an important tool for journalism, members of Parliament in the United Kingdom stress the need for an open dialogue with the public on the pros and cons of media drones.

by   -   March 3, 2015

Here is a breakdown of the Canadian approach to risk management for nighttime flights…

by   -   March 2, 2015

In Canada, BVLOS operations are not yet mainstream, however they are attainable under the Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) system.

Fotokite tethered drone.
Fotokite tethered drone.

In November, Transport Canada issued Staff Instruction 623-001, which provides guidance on the review and processing of Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) applications. Among the issues addressed are whether an SFOC is required for indoor and tethered drone operations. Below is a summary of Transport Canada’s position…

by   -   January 12, 2015
Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia

Canada’s relatively favorable framework for commercial UAV operations is attracting interest among foreign operators who are frustrated with restrictions in their home jurisdictions. The following provides a breakdown of Canadian regulations affecting foreign commercial operators…

by   -   December 9, 2014
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced updated rules that will give operators an annual permission to operate in built up areas.



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