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Register your drone. It’s the law.

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 s...
16 December 2015, by

Drone registration Task Force makes 11 key recommendations

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 re...
24 November 2015, by

What we know about the FAA’s new drone registration requirement, and what we don’t

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 proce...
30 October 2015, by

Transport Canada proposes amendments to sUAV regulations

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 20...
01 June 2015, by

As drone use flourishes, the FAA waivers, and Amazon is forced offshore

Funding 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 mus...
31 March 2015, by

Europe agrees on regulatory drone framework to move industry forward

There is not a week that goes by where regulation isn't a hot topic when it comes to drones. But for any regulated industry where technology is advancing greater than new rules can be agreed upon, it...
28 March 2015, by



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Does your drone have a ‘remote’? Canada’s definition of autonomous operations is a scene out of Chappie

Chappie, the new robo-film on the block, takes place in Johannesburg, where the police force is made up of robots. In one of the early scenes, the main characters, Die Antwoord’s Ninja and Yolandi t...
16 March 2015, by

Canada’s approach to risk management for nighttime drone flights

The FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) limits SUAS operations to daylight hours. The FAA concedes that the restriction on nighttime flights may neg...
03 March 2015, by

How Canada handles beyond visual line-of-sight drone operations

The FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) proposes to restrict operations that are completed beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). However, the FAA has...
02 March 2015, by

Americans okay with police drones, worried about private UAVs | Sputnik

A new poll shows surprising opinions about the domestic use of small drones. Who should be allowd to fly them, where, and for what purpose? According to the results, Americans may be more trusting of ...
11 February 2015, by

Robotics-law expert Ryan Calo weighs in on drone regulations — and ‘drunk droning’ | LA Times

Thanks a lot, one person, for sending us in the wrong direction. We're now talking about locking down platforms and extra regulation just because of one guy. On Twitter, some of us had this hashtag...
05 February 2015, by

Transport Canada’s position on indoor and tethered drone operations

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 addr...
19 January 2015, by

Canada’s regulations for foreign commercial UAV operators

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 p...
12 January 2015, by

New CAA rules govern use of drones in built up areas

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced updated rules that will give operators an annual permission to operate in built up areas....
09 December 2014, by

Transport Canada releases new framework for governing UAV operations

Earlier this month, Transport Canada announced that commercial operators will soon be able to benefit from two exemptions from the general Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) requirement. Tod...
28 November 2014, by

Small UAV Coalition urges FAA to focus on regulations that enable domestic UAV innovation

[tweetquote]Recent court cases distract from timely and safe integration of small UAVs.[/tweetquote]...
20 November 2014, by and

NTSB overturns Pirker case: Drones are aircraft

The Pirker case was a landmark case in UAV legislation development. In 2011, Raphael Pirker used his Ritewing Zephyr UAV to make some aerial footage over the University of Virginia campus, and for tha...
19 November 2014, by

Transport Canada relaxes commercial drone regulations, increases focus on academic use

Last week, Transport Canada announced upcoming changes to the regulatory framework surrounding drones. Transport Canada’s exemption notification simultaneously signals a relaxation of commercial dro...
10 November 2014, by

Skyward announces first commercial drone network demonstration | SUAS News

http://vimeo.com/109968038 SkyWard, a leading software platform for the aerial robotics ecosystem, today announced the Urban SkyWays Project, the first end-to-end demonstration of a commercial dron...
28 October 2014, by

Snapshot of US UAV situation

The impact on businesses of the ongoing US ban on commercial UAV operation can be seen in a snapshot of this week’s drone news. Drones are very affordable these days, and there is nothing to stop an...
25 September 2014, by

Does the Small UAV industry need its own coalition?

Last week USA Today reported that Amazon, 3D Robotics, Parrot and DJI had banded together to form a "Small UAV Coalition", hiring DC-based lobbying firm Akin Gump to represent their interests...
22 August 2014, by

FAA Will Miss UAS/NAS Integration Deadline | UAS Vision

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in danger of missing a Congressionally mandated deadline for expanding the use of non military UAS in the US, according to a report that was conducted by t...
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