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TPP accord faces uncertain future in Congress

Asia-Pacific, USA - October 9 2015 It was reported Monday that in a marathon 100-hour negotiating session the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reached agreement on the TPP...

Melanie S. Joo, Robert A. Shapiro, Ken Salomon.


And on that farm he had a drone: UAS deployment in precision agriculture

USA - September 3 2015 Unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS," or more commonly, "drones") have become a valuable agricultural decision-making tool on the 21st Century farm...

Thomas Sean McGowan, Robert N. Kamensky, Samuel R. Watkins, Mitchell B. Stein, J. Tyler Black.


Small Business Committee holds hearing to explore commercial drone operations

USA - July 23 2015 On Wednesday, July 15, the House Committee on Small Business (the Committee) held a hearing, titled "Taking Flight: Small Business Utilization of...

Thomas Sean McGowan, Robert N. Kamensky, Samuel R. Watkins, Mitchell B. Stein, J. Tyler Black.


FAA grants exemption for large crop-spraying unmanned aircraft

USA - May 6 2015 On May 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., a commercial exemption under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization...

Thomas Sean McGowan, Robert N. Kamensky, Samuel R. Watkins, Mitchell B. Stein, J. Tyler Black.


Section 333 at 200 days: where are we now?

USA - April 17 2015 Since the FAA granted the first Section 333 Exemption on September 25, 2014, potential commercial unmanned aircraft system ("UAS" or "drone") users...

Thomas Sean McGowan, Robert N. Kamensky, Samuel R. Watkins, Mitchell B. Stein, J. Tyler Black.