The ICAO Legal Committee, chaired by Mr. Terry Olson from France, concluded its 37th Session last week at ICAO’s Headquarters, addressing a range of challenging emerging issues for international air transport. Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, ICAO Council President and Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary General were present to open the Session. In his welcoming remarks, Dr. […]
The FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program has been busy accelerating drone technology in four states during the month of August. “Data gathered from these pilot projects will form the basis of a new regulatory framework to safely integrate drones into our national airspace,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao at the May 9 announcement of the 10 selectees. […]
The much awaited ‘drone’ policy will come into effect from December 1, 2018. Drones or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, RPAS, are already in India for several years and their use ranges from children’s toys to wedding aerial videography to remote sensing for infrastructure and other development programmes. The Policy seeks to bring some order and stability in a […]
On the eve of the two-year anniversary of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) establishing regulations for operating small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released an update to its analysis of waivers by the FAA for UAS operations beyond the scope of the Small […]
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At the request of its Federal security partners, 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 drone operations over national security-sensitive facilities by establishing temporary flight restrictions specific to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). […]
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At its annual meeting in July, the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws, otherwise known as the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), considered a proposal for changing law across the United States to reflect the impact of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. A ULC committee tabled for discussion a new act for adoption by state governments […]
Drones have really taken off! As of today, more than 100,000 enthusiasts have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational (not qualifying as “model aircraft”) use since the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule went into effect on August 29, 2016. Under Part 107, the person actually flying a drone – […]
Aviation and its infrastructure will need to adapt in the face of new emerging concepts and applications. A wide range of factors will influence the introduction of new concepts and technologies aimed at enhancing existing communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) domains, which can no longer be considered as independent silos. Against this background, EUROCONTROL is […]
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to warn drone owners – especially hobbyists — about people offering to “help” register their drones with the agency. The FAA Drone Zone is all you need – and it costs only $5.00. There are a number of entities that offer to help drone owners and operators file an […]
On 26 June 2018, the European Council adopted updated aviation safety rules, which include a revised mandate for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the first ever EU-wide rules for civil drones of all sizes. The reform introduces proportionate and risk-based rules designed to enable the EU aviation sector to grow, make it more […]