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FAA streamlines commercial launch rules to keep the rockets flying

FAA streamlines commercial launch rules to keep the rockets flying The FAA has published its updated rules for commercial space launches and reentries, streamlining and modernizing the large and complicated set of regulations. With rockets launching in greater numbers and variety, and from more providers, it makes sense to get a bit of the red […]

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The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones

The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones The  Federal Aviation Administration this week issued proposed rules for the remote identification of drones in the U.S. The “next exciting step in safe drone integration” (their words) aims to offer a kind of license plate analog to identify the some 1.5 million drones currently registered with […]

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FAA proposal aims to ‘streamline’ regulations for future space launches

FAA proposal aims to ‘streamline’ regulations for future space launches On Tuesday, the FAA and Department of Transportation published a proposal that greases the wheels for the commercial space industry, long bound by outdated regulations that were not created with a modern vision of private spaceflight in mind. Last May, the Trump administration signaled its […]

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US bans lithium batteries from cargo holds on passenger flights

US bans lithium batteries from cargo holds on passenger flights On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules designed to protect air passengers from the potential dangers of lithium ion batteries. The new interim final rule disallows lithium ion cells and batteries in the cargo area of passenger […]

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New FAA proposal would let drones fly over people and at night without a waiver

New FAA proposal would let drones fly over people and at night without a waiver Companies impatient to make drone deliveries a viable reality should have a win to celebrate soon. On Monday, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced in a “sneak preview” that her department would move forward with plans to remove waiver requirements […]

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U.S. court upholds FAA drone regulations

U.S. court upholds FAA drone regulations The FAA just scored a legal win in its on-going back and forth with drone hobbyists. The U.S. Court of Appeals opted to uphold a ruling granting the administration’s authority over consumer UAVs, a move that is expected to lead the way for additional restrictions on flight. The ruling […]

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Trump signs bill reinstating the FAA’s drone registration requirement

Trump signs bill reinstating the FAA’s drone registration requirement  Back in late-2015, the Federal Aviation Administration introduced new rules requiring owners of  small drones to submit their devices to a database and attach a registration code to the side of the product. In May of this year, a judge in the D.C. Circuit shot the […]

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FAA: Hurricane Response a “Landmark in the Evolution of Drone Usage”

FAA: Hurricane Response a “Landmark in the Evolution of Drone Usage” The FAA says that the assistance provided by UAV for hurricane response in Florida and Houston marks a “landmark in the evolution of drone usage.” “After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida last weekend, unmanned aircraft – more popularly, drones – have […]

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AUVSI’s Brian Wynne Urges Government to Keep Up with Drone Innovation

AUVSI’s Brian Wynne Urges Government to Keep Up with Drone Innovation In a recent commentary published in The Hill Brian Wynne, resident and CEO president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI*), urged the federal government to keep pace with the innovations taking place in the drone industry. As he notes, […]

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AUHSD Teams with Tesla Foundation for UAS Education

AUHSD Teams with Tesla Foundation for UAS Education The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) is the first public school district in the nation to partner with the Tesla Foundation to provide students with training to successfully work in the emerging technology field of unmanned aviation, or drones. A nonprofit science and technology think tank, […]

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