Back in 2018, the Congress tasked the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) with studying the role that state and local governments should play in the regulation of unmanned aircraft and the lower levels of the National Airspace System. After nearly two years of work, the GAO has finally issued its report. The report contains a compilation of the current state of the law regarding privacy, federal preemption, property owners’ rights in the airspace over their land, and related topics, and is supported by a detailed 143-page appendix. … Read More
A growing number of nations have been successfully, but slowly, pushing both the technological and regulatory boundaries of advanced UAS operations. These national pilot programs have taken the first steps towards beyond visual line of sight operations, package delivery and flight over people. However, as Earl Lawrence confirmed at the AUVSI/FAA symposium the other day, the key to turning these complex operations into routine operations is a certificated unmanned aircraft.… Read More
For those of you who may have missed the live presentation of the latest UAS Webinar Series, “The Future of Drones: Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft – How It Will Work and What Does it Mean for You,” you can view the entire presentation by clicking on the links below.
|After an 18-month delay, the FAA released a draft of the new rule for remote identification of unmanned aircraft, providing the industry with a comprehensive roadmap for the full implementation of the Remote ID system.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wade through the 300-page draft because the Fox Rothschild Aviation team has done that for you!
Join Fox Rothschild’s Aviation Practice Group for a complimentary 90-minute webinar on the Remote ID Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
The manned and unmanned aviation communities do not see eye-to-eye on any number of issues. Each side has a vision of how unmanned aircraft fit into the National Airspace System, and each side continually engages with the FAA to push that vision. While the FAA’s attempt to balance these competing views often leaves one or both sides disappointed, one thing that both sides agree on is that these decisions should be left to the FAA.… Read More
It’s a question asked by kids (and backseat drivers) everywhere. In the case of the remote identification of drones, the driver is the FAA, and the Congress, as always, is in the back seat.
Congress has the authority to set priorities for administrative agencies. In addition to wheedling and cajoling agency Administrators and Secretaries when they testify before Congress, they can pass laws requiring the agency to act by a fixed deadline.… Read More
As most readers know, the lack of a standard for the remote identification of unmanned aircraft has held up progress in a number of areas critical for integration of UAS into the national airspace system. Rules for flight over people and in heavily congested areas, protection of critical infrastructure, beyond visual line of sight operations and unmanned traffic management, and effective counter-drone systems all require a remote ID solution. … Read More
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Noon ET
The United States is home to 1.3 million registered drones. The Department of Homeland Security cannot quantify the number that are unregistered, but more than 7 million drones are expected to have been sold in the U.S. by 2020. As the number of drones increases, so does the likelihood that a drone will be used in a terrorist attack or other criminal activity.… Read More
Waivers, Exemptions, and Certifications:
How to get permission to do what you want with your Unmanned Aircraft
Part 107 has been a tremendous boon to businesses that want to operate unmanned aircraft. Unfortunately, there is still a great deal that cannot be done without special permission. But rest assured, this can be done legally, if you know how.
During this webinar, we will explore what methods are available to obtain permission from the FAA to conduct complex operations beyond the narrow confines of Part 107.… Read More