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New Law In Egypt Bans Drones

Egypt Bans DronesJason Blackeye

Egypt Bans Drones Without A Proper License According to a post by the Egypt Independent, Egypt’s parliament approved a new law during Tuesday’s general session which prohibits the use or possession of unmanned aerial vehicles, commercially known as drones, without a license from the Ministry of Defense. Concerns about the potential use of drones to conduct acts of terrorism were central to the parliamentary…

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UAS Integration Pilot Program Takes Off

UAS Integration Pilot Program Takes OffAditya Chinchure

Thousands Apply As The UAS Integration Pilot Program Takes Off Nextgov reports that thousands have already applied to Trump’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. Transportation and FAA are accepting proposals to participate in drone innovation zones, where normal regulations do not apply. President Donald Trump issued a mandate last month that would roll back some “overly burdensome” Federal Aviation Administration regulations on…

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NC Gets New Drone Laws

NC Gets New Drone LawsAP Photo / Dake Kang

NC Gets New Drone Laws Limiting Where You Can Fly Your Drone According to an article published to WRAL.com, two laws passed in July take effect on Friday to add limits to where drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), can fly in North Carolina. House Bill 128 bans drones from the airspace 250 feet over or 500 feet…

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Intel Supports FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program

Intel Supports FAA UAS Integration Pilot ProgramIntel

Intel Announces Support For The FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program The deadline for the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Integration Pilot Program is fast approaching and companies are making it a point to show their support. The UAS Integration Pilot Program opens up the floor for state, local, and tribal governments to partner with private sector entities in order to accelerate safe UAS integration. Intel applauded the program early this month and published…

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Integrating Drones Into US Airspace Through New FAA Program

Integrating Drones Into US Airspace Through New FAA ProgramDJI

DJI Wants To Help With Integrating Drones Into US Airspace Through New FAA Program If you think DJI is winding down as the year comes to a close, think again. DJI is seeking to partner with state, local and tribal governments in the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program. DJI hopes to of their equipment as they accelerate the integration of drones into national…

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FAA Seeks Emergency Action On Drones

FAA SEEKS EMERGENCY ACTION ON DRONESComposite image made from FAA facility map screen shot and AOPA file photo.

FAA Seeks Emergency Action On Drones According to a new post on AOPA, The FAA is in the process of seeking emergency action on drones. In a Federal Register notice published Oct. 11, the FAA sought from the White House Office of Management and Budget authority to put electronic authorization of drone flights in controlled airspace on a fast track. The agency stated…

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Managing And Monitoring Drone Traffic

Managing And Monitoring Drone TrafficDJI

DJI Managing And Monitoring Drone Traffic DJI, the leader in unmanned technology, outlined its regulatory approach to ensuring the safe growth of drone traffic in two white papers delivered Saturday at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Drone Enable conference in Montreal. “The rapid adoption of drones for business, academic, government and nonprofit uses has generated enormous benefits for society,…

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Judge Overturns City Drone Ordinance

Judge Overturns City Drone OrdinanceOmer Messinger/Getty Images

Federal Judge Overturns City Drone Ordinance In First Ruling Of Its Kind According to a recent report found on Forbes, the City of Newton, Massachusetts, like many state and local governments, though it could regulate drone flights in the airspace over its city limits. It passed a law this past December that sought to ban unmanned aircraft flights below 400…

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Drone Registration and Safety Tests For The Brits

Drones Registration and Safety Tests For The BritsThe Register

Drone Registration and Safety Tests For The Brits New British drone owners will have to register their craft with the state and pass a mandatory safety test, according to a government announcement sneaked out over the weekend. The plans are a response to the perceived danger of amateur drone operators cavorting around the skies willy-nilly, causing headaches for airliner pilots and…

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