Tags: FAA

Drone Regulations Now Working Way Through California State Legislature – Again!

Drone reulations proving to be more controversial than first thought… “It’s kind of the Wild West of regulations because there’s no clear set of regulations for what (non-military) drones can be used for,” said former Assemblyman Jeff Gorell of Camarillo,

U.S. News Outlets form Coalition to Test Drones for Journalism

Everyone can become the paparazzi – you can’t hide! A group of U.S. media companies have formed a coalition to begin testing the use of drones for news gathering, seeking to persuade the government to broaden the commercial use of

Britain Poised to Become World Leader in the Drone industry

Is the FAA sinking the U.S. drone industry? Sales of consumer drones were up 24% in 2014, with Selfridges describing them as “the ultimate toy that spans the generations”. Analysts predict that the market for drones could be worth billions

FAA Issues Drone Guidelines for Police Departments

The FAA recently released guidelines to the law enforcement community explaining the legal framework for the agency’s oversight of aviation safety in the U.S., including Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations. The guidelines describe how  UAS and model aircraft can be

Domestic Drone Rules Deadlines Pushed Back While Industry Surges

Implementation of final regulations can take several years… Drones made the leap from the battlefields to American backyards in 2014, raising concerns about air safety, privacy and regulation. The Federal Aviation Administration missed its self-imposed deadline of Dec. 22 to

New Drone Safety Campaign Partnered by FAA and Industry

The FAA is concerned that amateurs are using drones in a reckless manner! Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to

FAA’s Six Drone Test Sites Privacy Policies Review

This is a issue of states-rights and stringent Federal government partnership These test sites were authorized by the FAA in in December 2013 to research “certification and operational” requirements for bringing drones to American skies. The sites, in Alaska, Nevada,

FAA approves more commercial drone use

There appears to be a pattern of only large compaines be permitted commercial drone licenses The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has granted four more companies exemptions to use drones commercially, broadening the uses of commercial drones to include aerial

1st UAV or Drone Commercial license Issued to ConocoPhillips by FAA

ConocoPhillips has been issued the 1st Commercial drone License by the FAA to explore for oil off of Alaska’s coast far out in international waters in the Chukchi Sea with Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security (BDS) ScanEagle drone, built by Insitu, a subsidiary