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April 9, 2015

FAA Summary Grants Speed UAS Exemptions

April 9, 2015—The “summary grant” process the Federal Aviation Administration used last week to issue 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is another example of how the agency is using a flexible regulatory approach to accommodate this rapidly evolving technology. The new approach will speed up Section 333 exemption approvals for many commercial UAS

March 17, 2015

Europe Weighs in on Drone Regulation with Category Definitions

The European Aviation Safety Agency announced its regulatory approach for the commercial and civil operation of unmanned aircraft systems on March 12, 2015.

February 16, 2015

AUVSI’s Wynne Highlights ‘Good First Step’ in Proposed UAS Rule

Feb. 16, 2015—AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne has been discussing the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed rule for small unmanned aerial vehicles with numerous news outlets, saying "it's a good first step" to allow commercial use of these systems. "This proposed rule is a critical milestone in the UAS integration process, and one that is

February 15, 2015

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2015—The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UAS (under 55 pounds) conducting non-recreational operations.

November 19, 2014

Unmanned Aircraft Fall within FAA Control According to NTSB Ruling

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014—The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it has served the FAA and respondent Raphael Pirker with its opinion and order regarding Mr. Pirker's appeal in case CP-217, regarding the regulation of unmanned aircraft.  In the opinion, the Board remanded the case to the administrative law judge to collect evidence and issue