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CNN Receives Breakthrough Part 107 Waiver for Operations Over People

CNN has received a first-of-its-kind Part 107 waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over people.  This approval represents an industry milestone, as this new waiver for the first time will enable real-world UAS operations over people. ...

Daedalus Drone Services Awarded Airspace Waiver for Commercial Operations in Boston’s Restricted Airspace

After months of review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded Daedalus Drone Services with unprecedented approval to fly in and around Boston. With the waiver, Daedalus Drone Services now offers on-demand commercial drone services throughout the greater Boston area. Without ...

UAS Stakeholders to President Trump: Develop Pilot Program for State and Local Policy Coordination

In a letter to President Trump, stakeholders from throughout the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community – from manufacturers to business users to government officials – urged the creation of a pilot program for state and local governments to work with the FAA to integrate UAS into the skies ...

DJI Disappointed by Draft Canadian Drone Regulations

Significant Changes Needed to Create Rules that Support Safe and Responsible Flight DJI, expressed disappointment Monday with draft regulations for the recreational and commercial use of drones published over the weekend by Transport Canada, and urged drone users to submit comments as part of ...

UAS Organizations Raise Concern Over Jurisdiction of Nation’s Airspace

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and 13 other organizations have sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to consider the potential consequences for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry if legislation was enacted affecting the federal sovereignty of ...

Federal Appeals Court Voids FAA Registration Rule For Model Aircraft

In a stunning David versus Goliath case, John A. Taylor, a model aircraft enthusiast and insurance lawyer, beat the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Justice in a case challenging the legality of a December 2015 FAA rule requiring model aircraft to register like manned aircraft.   ...

Drone Owners Will Now Have To Register With The Government In China

If you pilot a drone heavier than 250 grams (0.55 pound) in China, you'll have to register with authorities. That's due to a new registration policy that aims to address a recent spate of drone intrusions by amateur pilots.Pilots will have to register their real names with the Civil Aviation ...

FAA Publishes First Set Of UAS Facility Maps

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. But drone operators still need FAA authorization to fly in those areas. ...

FAA Will Release Maps To Speed Up UAS Authorization Applications

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace ...

FAA Notice: Drone Flight Restrictions Established Over 133 Military Facilities

Security Sensitive Flight RestrictionsThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen ...