FAA regulations

Amazon Prime Air gets an updated FAA exemption

In a 9-page legal letter, with 28 itemized conditions and limitations, the FAA issued an exemption to Amazon to enable Prime Air to test in US airspace....
13 April 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

Amazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after US frustration

Exclusive: Guardian gains access to unnamed British Columbia site where tech giant’s roboticists and engineers are developing their unmanned delivery serviceSee it on, via Robotics...
30 March 2015, by

FAA issues waivers for real estate and agricultural UAVs

The FAA granted two exemptions for commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems in U.S. airspace for real estate and agricultural crop scouting. But all is not as rosy as it appears....
14 January 2015, by

Commercial drone regulations: Canada vs. US

When Canadians attempt to characterize aspects of Canadian culture, it’s not uncommon to draw comparisons with the US. I recently noticed that as I respond to questions about the Canadian regulation...
29 September 2014, by

Spark Aerial: Your aerial cinematography flight school

The proliferation of UAVs means that there is a growing number of UAV operators. Sometimes these operators have some experience, but in most of the cases they have none. To make things worse, nowadays...
28 August 2014, by

Amazon requests FAA permission to test delivery drones

In April this year, issued a shareholder letter that stated: “The Prime Air team is already flight testing our 5th and 6th generation aerial vehicles…″ Fast forward three months to t...
14 July 2014, by

Amazon seeks FAA permission to test drones outdoors near Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program that has sparked widespread deba...
13 July 2014, by

Commercial drone use legal in USA? Who’s willing to make bail?

Or perhaps the better question is: who's willing to be the test case? A US federal court judge ruled against the FAA yesterday in their case against Raphael Pirker (the first and only person fine...
07 March 2014, by

Drones on and on and on | The Boston Globe

US needs to join the aviation revolution Last week’s announcement that Amazon is testing the delivery of packages with small drones has created a media storm, and seems to have taken most people by...
10 December 2013, by

Two small drones approved by FAA for civilian use in the US

Insitu's Scan Eagle x200. Two small drones, Insitu's Scan Eagle X200 and AeroVironment's PUMA, have become the first federally certified unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for civilian use in the US. O...
27 July 2013, by

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