Drone Ban Over DOE Facilities

Drone Ban Over DOE Facilities

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 restrict drone flights up to […]

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Five Biggest Commercial Drone Trends of 2017 and the Challenges Ahead

Five Biggest Commercial Drone Trends of 2017 and the Challenges Ahead

Last year at this time, I reflected back on the news and trends of the commercial drone markets of 2016 and wrote about the mixed state of affairs ahead for 2017. Throughout the year, I offered my perspective on how the drone industry was still motivated by hype and how assessing forward momentum required hard data on the performance of the various sectors of the industry. To that end, we […]

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New FAA Committee Report Recommends Best Way To Identify Drones

New FAA Committee Report Recommends Best Way To Identify Drones

Direct Broadcast Drone ID Method Imposes Fewest Burdens, Protects Privacy December 19, 2017 – 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, which is the “electronic […]

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FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & ID ARC Report

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & 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 ARC’s 74 members represented a diverse array of stakeholders that included the aviation community and industry member organizations, law enforcement agencies and public safety […]

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