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Robert Taylor vs The FAA

Robert Taylor vs The FAAThomas Griesbeck

Robert Taylor vs The FAA – Drone Registration Class Action Lawsuit Round 2 In May of 2017, John Taylor made headlines when he took on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and won. Taylor, a model aircraft hobbyist from the D.C., area, wanted to operate his model aircraft without registering or complying with the new FAA flight restrictions. He felt that the FAA had the statutory authority to…

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The Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the GuardFederal Aviation Administration

The Changing of the Guard: A Look Back On Huerta’s Career DroneLife.com posted an article reflecting on the 7 years Michael Huerta spent working for the FAA, which comes to an end this Saturday at midnight. Yesterday, Dan Elwell, the FAA’s Deputy Administrator, was named Acting Administrator.  If invited to fill the post permanently, Elwell will start a five-year term in a…

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FAA Drone Registry Hits 1 Million Registrations

FAA Drone Registry Hits 1 Million RegistrationsUAS Magazine

FAA Drone Registry Hits 1 Million Registrations UAS Magzine reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that the total number of drones now registered with the Federal Aviation Administration has eclipsed one million. The 1 million total registration figure includes 878,000 hobbyists, who receive one identification number for all the…

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Workhorse Receives FAA Certification

Workhorse Receives FAA Certification for Test Flights of SureFly™ Electric Hybrid HelicopterWorkhorse

Workhorse Receives FAA Certification for Test Flights of SureFly™ Electric Hybrid Helicopter Workhorse Group Inc., an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric mobility solutions to the commercial transportation sector, has announced it has received an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will allow the company to conduct test flights of its SureFly™…

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Vulcanair Earns FAA Type Certification

Vulcanair Earns FAA Type CertificationVulcanair

Vulcanair Earns FAA Type Certification For Cessa Look-Alike According to AOPA, Vulcanair officials made good on their promise of six months ago to deliver a “rugged” FAA-certified trainer that could battle the venerable Cessna Skyhawk and Piper Archer — for about $100,000 less. On Dec. 20, the FAA awarded a utility category type certificate to the Italian aircraft — a…

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A Look Back At The Drone Industry In 2017

UAV Experts

Let’s Take A Look Back At The Drone Industry In 2017 As we look back on stories and videos of 2017 (and some of our old favorites), the UAV Expert News team wants to wish you a very happy new year and thank you for working with us over the years. We are all entrepreneurs here, working to support our families…

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Best Way To Identify Drones

New FAA Committee Report Recommends Best Way To Identify DronesDJI

New FAA Committee Report Recommends Best Way To Identify Drones DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes today’s release of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committee report on technology to identify drones in flight, clearing the way for drones to be used in new beneficial ways. The report recommends that drones broadcast identifying information to local receivers,…

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FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking and ID ARC Report

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking and ID ARC ReportAnnie Spratt

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking and ID ARC Report The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), chartered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June, has submitted its report and recommendations (PDF) to the agency on technologies available to identify and track drones in flight and other associated issues, the FAA has announced. According to the…

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Drone Ban Over DOE Facilities

Drone Ban Over DOE FacilitiesMitch Nielsen

FAA Announces Drone Ban Over DOE Facilities At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over seven Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The FAA and DOE have agreed to…

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Trump Bill Reinstates Drone Registry

Trump Bill Reinstates Drone RegistryEvan Vucci / AP

Trump Bill Reinstates Drone Registry According to multiple news reports, it looks like the FAA Drone Registry is back on, courtesy of a bill signed into law earlier today by President Trump. The reinstated rules were one small piece of the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act. In a statement to TechCrunch, an FAA spokesperson unsurprisingly gave the rules the thumbs up. “We welcome…

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