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The Road To Clearer Drone Policy

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Congress Works Toward Clearer Drone Policy The Drone Innovation Act would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to work with state and local governments to develop a regulatory framework for unmanned aircraft systems. When a Minnesota brewery wanted to use drones to deliver beer to remote icehouses, the Federal Aviation Administration shot down the idea. Minnesota cities that tried to…

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Official Drone Rules In Europe By 2019

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Official Drone Rules In Europe By 2019 The EU says fragmented drone rules between countries hampers innovation. The European Union doesn’t want to fall behind on drones, which could bring in billions in euros to its member states. The EU’s commission for developing a European air traffic control system said on Friday that its goal is to have rules for…

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AOPA Backs Senate FAA Bill

AOPA Backs Senate FAA BillDavid Tulis

AOPA Backs Senate FAA Bill The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the FAA. Joe Kildea posted an article on AOPA stating…

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Air Traffic Control Reform 2017

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Air Traffic Control Reform 2017: Frequently Asked Questions The 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act Offers Opportunity for Needed Modernization The air traffic control reforms contained in the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (21st Century AIRR) Act, recently introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), comprises the most significant aviation policy reform since…

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21st Century AIRR Act Affects Drones

How the 21st Century AIRR Act Affects DronesRupprecht Law

How the 21st Century AIRR Act Affects Drones The scope of this is ONLY for unmanned aircraft since that is what my business is about. 🙂 The title of the bill is “21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act’’ and has multiple provisions for unmanned aircraft. I’ll outline below the major provisions for each of the areas. I’ll continue…

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Ensuring Safety In The Sky

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Ensuring Safety In The Sky and What It Will Take Richard Hanson recently posted an interesting article on The Hill. In the article, Hanson discusses the recent ruling by the U.S. District Court. To refresh your memory the District Court ruled that the FAA’s registration requirement for recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) runs afoul of Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform…

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Could This Be The Death Of Drones?

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Could This Be The Death Of Drones In USA? Drones Are About to Revolutionize Our World. This Bill Will Let America Lead the Drone Economy. The last decade has seen a boom in recreational drone usage, as hundreds of thousands of law-abiding hobby pilots have taken to the skies with enthusiasm. Meanwhile, enterprising individuals are continually dreaming up new commercial…

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EEI to test drones

EEI to test dronesUtility Dive

EEI to test drones – push for new legal framework Despite visions of a future where drones remotely survey power lines, bringing cost savings and reliability to power customers, EEI said the bulk of inspections of transmission and distribution lines are done via helicopter or manually from the ground. BVLOS drone flights could provide “significant benefits by enabling a safe, efficient and…

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Australian Senate Wants All Drones Registered

Australian Senate Wants All Drones RegisteredThe Register

Australian Senate Wants All Drones Registered Inquiry into the regulatory requirements that impact the safe use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and associated systems That sound you can hear is Australia’s drone army angrily hammering their keyboards to try and fend off the threat of re-regulation. The Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport,…

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EASA issues new proposed regulations

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EASA issues new proposed regulations for operating small drones in Europe The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a new proposal to regulate the operation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in Europe. Published in a document called a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA), the proposal offers a framework to safely operate drones, while allowing the industry…

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