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The Coalition looks forward to working with the Administration to develop a final rule that will preserve safety and ensure success of the industry.

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A new document purporting to be prepared by the FAA Office of Aviation Policy and Plans provides hints regarding the anticipated proposed small UAS (sUAS) regulations. The possible leaked document is dated February 2015 and is titled “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regulatory Evaluation, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems.” The document’s authenticity has not been established, however assuming that the document is authentic, here are some of the more noteworthy insights into the upcoming proposed regulations…

by   -   August 22, 2014

Small_UAV_CoalitionLast week USA Today reported that Amazon, 3D RoboticsParrot and DJI had banded together to form a “Small UAV Coalition”, hiring DC-based lobbying firm Akin Gump to represent their interests before US regulators and ease the way for the commercial drone industry in that country. Akin Gump lobbyist Michael Drobac says that, since the USA Today report was first published, Airware and GoPro have joined the fold and others in the small UAV business will soon be following suit. But does the small UAV industry need its own lobbying effort, and how will the inclusion of retail giant Amazon impact its ability to represent the broader group?

During the monthly meeting in July, the board of directors of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists decided to take action and formally comment on the Federal Aviation Administration (of the United States) interpreting rules for model aircraft.

by   -   July 3, 2014

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 the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General.

DOT Inspector General Calvin Scovel III said in the report that the FAA “is significantly behind schedule in meeting most of the [unmanned aerial systems] UAS-related provisions of the [2012] FAA Modernization and Reform Act.”

Read  more at UAS Vision.

Download the Audit Report from the Department of Transportation.

by   -   June 13, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration’s rules on civilian use are currently on hold by a federal court, and in the interim, companies are scrambling to take advantage of using drones to deliver product.

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A Snaproll Media unmanned helicopter, chasing a Porsche 911 as part of a promotional video.

Today the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it was considering allowing the commercial film industry to operate small unmanned aircraft, after receiving petitions from seven aerial video and photography companies.

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Raphael Pirker (above) remains the only individual fined by the FAA for using a small drone. An NTSB judge later ruled that the FAA didn’t go through the proper procedures to legally regulate small unmanned aircraft such as Pirker’s.

by   -   March 8, 2014

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It’s now legal to fly a model aircraft for non-recreational use in the United States without authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration. That much is certain, given that a federal judge has ruled the FAA doesn’t have adequate regulations to cover small, low-flying, unmanned aircraft.

by   -   March 26, 2013

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending VLAB: Drones – The Commercial Era Takes Off at Stanford GSB. The event was truly fantastic and the panel was amazing. The moderator was Chris Anderson, former editor at Wired and CEO of 3D robotics. I’m really struck by how much he has become the face of the commercial drone industry.



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