FAA drone regulations News

U.S. Plan Could Permit Drone Flights Over Crowds

The federal government has unveiled a long-awaited set of proposals to dramatically expand civilian drone flights while also tightening security, critical steps for an industry seeking to expand into robot aerial deliveries and scores of other commercial uses in populated …

U.S. Drone Regulations Withstand a Hobbyist’s Legal Challenge

The U.S. government’s ability to police hobbyist drone use was upheld by an appellate court Friday in a ruling that helps set the stage for a series of new restrictions and requirements aviation regulators hope to enact soon. The U.S. …

5 Critical Drone Takeaways for Insurers From 2017’s Hurricane Season

Last year represented a major inflection point for the use of drone-based aerial intelligence in the insurance industry. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wrought tragic devastation upon communities and property in Texas and Florida.The two storms resulted in $265 billion in …

Pilots Race to Become Licensed Drones Operators

Thousands of would-be drone pilots are racing to get licensed under new U.S. regulations that have opened an aerial stampede. More than 3,300 have signed up to take the test on Monday, the first day it’s available, and the U.S. …

Close Encounters of the Drone Kind On Rise, Raising Concerns

A significant increase in close encounters between passenger aircraft and drones is prompting demands from U.S. lawmakers for tighter regulation and enforcement to avoid a fatal collision. Pilots on four airliners spotted an unmanned craft on Sunday as they approached …

Commercial Drone Use Stymied by Slow to Act FAA

As U.S. regulators study how to govern commercial drones, corporate America is plunging ahead on using unmanned aircraft in a bid to speed the process and win concessions on proposed restrictions. Large companies including American International Group Inc., Chevron Corp. …