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Update: Comment Deadline Announced in FAA Drone Rulemaking

Last week we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration relative to the operation of “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” – what the rest of us out here in the Real World would refer to as “drones”. The NPRM has now made it into the Federal Register, so we know that comments in response to the NPRM are due by April 24, 2015.

FAA Throws in the Towel On FM Spectrum, Apparently

After nearly a decade, the FAA advises that it is no longer pursuing a proposal that would have inserted it deeply into the regulation of FM stations. For years, the Federal Aviation Administration has toyed with the idea of regulating...Show More Summary

Maverick broker touts ‘legal way to get drone-like views’

Some real estate agents may be tempting fate if they use drones to capture aerial images of homes without obtaining authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration. But Surefield, a broker that uses a proprietary camera to produce virtual 3-D tours, says it’s cooked...

FAA coming down hard on Commercial Drone Use

New York City is trying to ban drones in the city unless it is law enforcement-related, and the Federal Aviation Administration is putting in rules that could limit Amazon’s recent drone initiatives.

Why Gina McCarthy Should Not Trust the Airline Industry When it Comes to Regulating Aviation Emissions

On February 6, a band of airline lobbyists penned a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and the head of the Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta, calling on them to yield their authority on regulating CO2 emissions from...Show More Summary

Why Gina McCarthy Should Not Trust the Airline Industry When it Comes to Regulating Aviation Emissions

On February 6, a band of airline lobbyists penned a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and the head of the Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta, calling on them to yield their authority on regulating CO2 emissions from...Show More Summary

FAA’s Caution Not the Only Obstacle for Drone Delivery

Commercial drones faced serious technological obstacles even before federal regulators proposed tight restrictions this week. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed new rules on the commercial use of drones effectively scuttled...Show More Summary

FAA proposes long-awaited drone rules

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed much-anticipated rules governing the commercial use of small drones that would require drone operators to obtain certification and pilot aircraft without line of sight only during daylight hours. The proposed rules, which would cover small unmanned aerial systems weighing under 55...

Amazon: Our drones will get 'as close as possible to real teleportation' (AMZN)

Amazon's fledgling drone program, Amazon Prime Air, got hit hard on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration released its proposed commercial drone regulations, which essentially wouldn't allow Air to operate in the United States....Show More Summary

Bezos wrong, FAA right on drones

By tiptoeing into drone approval, the Federal Aviation Administration is doing precisely what it is supposed to do: Provide for safe air travel and the safe use of airspace. The FAA does not exist to make Jeff Bezos or venture … Continue reading ?

All the Dreamy Drone Businesses the FAA's Proposed Rules Would Kill

There are plenty of very good, fun, and helpful things that drones can do —things like monitoring crops and delivering beer and saving lives. Unfortunately, over the weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the first draft of its rules for commercial drones, and guess what? The rules would make a lot of those things illegal. Read more...

Proposed FAA rules would restrict private drone use, potentially nix Amazon drone deliveries

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a set of rules that would restrict the use of drones in the sky, placing new qualifications on private enthusiasts and seemingly striking a serious blow to Amazon's airborne delivery plans.

Proposed FAA drone rules: What they allow, who benefits, who doesn't

The Federal Aviation Administration over the weekend released proposed rules for small drones for commercial use. Some have said the move has the potential to dramatically change the nation's airspace for years to come. 

The FAA Finally Suggests Drone-Use Rules—And They Don't Allow Much

The Federal Aviation Administration finally released its proposal for rules to regulate unmanned aircrafts 55 pounds and under. Revealed Sunday, the proposal would relax some restrictions on remote-controlled multirotor vehicles—popularly known as drones—but still forbids activities such as drone delivery and crop inspection. Show More Summary

Amazon is predictably upset about the FAA’s proposed drone rules

The Federal Aviation Administration has introduced new rules detailing how businesses can use drones. And as with all other forms of regulation, the tech industry is expected to work itself into a tizzy over the cautious governance.Show More Summary

Let there be drones. Maybe. In a year. Possibly.

Good morning. Here are nine media stories. Drones are in our future (but possibly the distant one) On Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation unveiled proposed rules for commercial drone use. (FAA) | Poynter's Al Tompkins wrote about those proposed new rules. Show More Summary

Proposed drone rules applauded by NAR

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed much-anticipated rules governing the commercial use of small drones that would require drone operators to be obtain certification and only pilot aircraft without line of sight during daylight hours. The proposed rules, which likely won’t be finalized for some time, could open the door...

FAA unveils rules for U.S. drone flights

The Federal Aviation Administration has released new rules and regulations for the use of commercial drones. The long-awaited regulations were made public on Sunday, but they will not be final for another year or longer. Jeff Pegues reports.

FAA floats new rules for commercial drone use

In welcome news for businesses banking on the commercial potential of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put forward a proposal for guidelines surrounding commercial drone use. The rules would...Show More Summary

The FAA’s new rules for flying drones in the US won’t allow Amazon to deliver packages by air

The US’ Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation have unveiled a proposal for rules governing the use of drones in the country. The regulations [PDF link] aim to maintain aviation safety standards, but also make it difficult for companies hoping to use drones to courier packages. Show More Summary

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