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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Blog

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ARC Dispute May Mean Further Delay in Needed Drone Regulation

USA - October 19 2017 The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), chartered earlier this year, was unable to reach a…

Singer v. Newton: Making Sense of Federal Preemption and Drone Regulation

USA - September 29 2017 Last week US District Judge William G. Young ruled in favor of Dr. Singer in Singer’s lawsuit against the city of Newton, MA (Newton) challenging…

What an FAA Extension Could Mean for the Drone Industry

USA - August 18 2017 In late June, both chambers of Congress introduced their own versions of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill. With Congress…

The Safe DRONE Act of 2017: The Newest Drone Bill on the Block

USA - June 29 2017 On June 22, 2017, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced bi-partisan…

ATC Privatization: What’s Drones Got to Do With It?

USA - June 20 2017 The Trump Administration has proposed that Air Traffic Control (“ATC”) functions be shifted away from the FAA to a nonprofit, nongovernmental…

“Statutory Interpretation Does Not Get Much Simpler”-the FAA’s Registration Rule Gets its Wings Clipped

USA - May 24 2017 On May 19, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in John Taylor v. Michael Huerta striking down the Federal Aviation…

Return of the DAC — Drone Advisory Committee Holds Second Meeting

USA - February 7 2017 Last month marked the second meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The meeting was held in Reno…

Dubai Airport’s New Guardian: a Drone-Hunting Drone

United Arab Emirates - December 22 2016 Airports around the globe are considering new methods to respond to the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems (also known as "UAS" or "drones")…

European Union Moving Forward with Drone Rules

European Union - December 21 2016 The European Union (EU) is on the verge of revising its regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or "drones") operations in Europe. The…

‘Tis the Season…For the FAA to Focus on Recreational Drones

USA - December 19 2016 In the world of unmanned aircraft systems (also known as "UAS" or "drones"), 2016 will be best remembered for the FAA's release of its final Part 107…