Trump signs bill reinstating the FAA’s drone registration requirement

Back in late-2015, the FAA introduced new rules requiring owners of  small drones to submit their devices to a database and attach a registration code to the side of the product. In May of this year,

Here’s how to get a refund if you registered your drone with the FAA

If you’ve been following the drone registration saga in the United States, you may remember that in May a Federal Appeals Court struck down the FAA’s drone registration requirement. The re

The FAA gets a case study with a drone crash inside an MLB stadium

PSA: Flying your drone over a baseball stadium with tens of thousands of fans is a really, really bad (and probably illegal) idea. Yesterday someone flew their drone (which appears to be a GoPro Karma

A federal appeals court shoots down the FAA’s drone registry requirement

The FAA’s drone database hit a major snag this week, courtesy of a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling. The D.C.-based court sided with drone hobbyist John Taylor, who argued that the Federal Aviation Admi

US regulators hammer down on unauthorized drone use

The Federal Aviation Administration and SkyPan International in Chicago have settled a civil suit that was closely watched by the nascent commercial drone industry. The government agency said the 

What the drone industry wants from the FAA and Trump

The commercial drone industry in the U.S. hasn’t heard much from the President-elect about his plans for rulemaking that will impact their business and global competitiveness. Last month, Associate

The entrepreneurs behind the new drone economy

The FAA released some staggering numbers as it welcomed Part 107, otherwise known as the rules governing the commercial drone industry in the U.S.: Within one year, they estimate 600,000 drones will b

Chipotle to test burrito delivery by drone with Project Wing at Virginia Tech

Alphabet’s innovation lab X has a drone-focused team called Project Wing which has just announced a plan to commence aerial burrito delivery, in partnership with Chipotle, on the campus of Vir

Intel could put fireworks out of work, gets FAA permission to fly drone fleets at night

As regulations governing the commercial use of small drones in the U.S. went into effect this week,companies immediately began obtaining exemptions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to the

In a first, FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones where pilots can’t see them

The Federal Aviation Administration has given permission to a drone tech startup called PrecisionHawk to fly its unmanned aerial vehicles beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in U.S. airspace. The

New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration put new rules into effect today regulating the commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. The rules apply to drones that weigh up to 55 pou

New rules fuel the growth of the commercial drone industry

There are new regulations that will lower the barriers to entry for the commercial operation of drones. The challenge for the Federal Aviation Administration has been to establish a framework of rules

7-Eleven delivers by drone in Reno including, yes, Slurpees

7-Eleven Inc. and a tech startup called Flirtey have beaten Amazon to the punch in making the first drone delivery to a customer’s home in the U.S. Most already know 7-Eleven, the convenience store

Here are the FAA’s rules for commercial drone usage

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published its final operational rules for the commercial use of small drones weighing under 55 pounds. These rules will guide the first major expa

Regulating drone airspace using ‘smart markets’

Commercially operated autonomous drones may be on the horizon, especially since Google and Amazon have announced plans to start drone-based parcel delivery in 2017. A policy problem is likely to follo

FAA releases report detailing categories for drones flying over crowds

On Monday, the Associated Press got early access to a report commissioned by the FAA on how drones flying over or near people should be categorized and restricted. Today, that report was officially re

FAA committee proposes official categories for drones that fly near crowds

A committee of industry representatives appointed by the FAA turned in recommendations suggesting a four-tiered system for classifying drones and how they may (or mayn't) interact with crowds.

A Tiny Selfie Drone You Don’t Need To Register With The FAA

The palm-sized ONAGOfly is an affordable GPS-enabled drone that automatically takes photos using smile and obstacle recognition technology. Normally the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires

Get Ready To Register Your Drone With The FAA On December 21

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today launched its long-expected drone registration program. Starting December 21, owners in the U.S. will have to register their drones with the government f

FAA Task Force Proposes Registration Procedure For Drones Weighing More Than 250 Grams

Earlier this month, the FAA convened a task force to work out a proposal for drone registrations. As expected, the task force published its report today and it looks like you will indeed soon have to
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