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In a first, FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones where pilots can’t see them

The Federal Aviation Administration has given permission to a drone tech startup called PrecisionHawk to fly its unmanned aerial vehicles beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in U.S. airspace. The exemption represents a first in the...Show More Summary

CNN Wins FAA Waiver To Fly Newsgathering Drones Over People

TV news helicopters are so passe: CNN says today that it’s the first organization that has secured a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly an unmanned drone — formally called an unmanned aerial system (UAS) — over people...Show More Summary

FAA expects 600,000 commercial drones to fly over next year

15 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that 600,000 commercial drones could begin flying during the next year, under comprehensive ru...        

New drone laws take effect: Bring on the innovation!

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) laid out new regulations for drone usage back in June that went into effect August 26. But who was actually following the rules, anyway? The new regulations make drone flight much easier for the entry-level pilot...

New drone rules for businesses go into effect today — here's what you need to know

The long-awaited regulations for commercial drones go into effect Monday, and it means clearer skies for businesses looking to fly. The Federal Aviation Administration's operational rules for small, commercial drones will put national licensing requirements in place and clarify the rules for flying. Show More Summary

Four airlines fined for giving inaccurate compensation information

Four of the nation’s largest airlines were fined by the Federal Aviation Administration for giving passengers inaccurate information about how much compensation they should get for being kicked off an overbooked flight or having their luggage lost or damaged. Alaska Airlines was fined $40,0000; American...

The new drone rules: What journalists need to know

New rules governing the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, come into effect on August 29. The changes, released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), make it easier for everyday journalists to incorporate drone footage into their work. But just because you can use a drone, doesn’t mean you should use a drone. spoke with...

10 tips before entering the drone zone

A new real estate marketing era takes off on August 29, 2016, when the Federal Aviation Administration officially implements new, more relaxed regulations for how Realtors and other marketers use drones, or remote-controlled unmanned aircraft systems. Show More Summary

Study up for the New Small Drone Rule

A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure you have the information you’ll need to take advantage of those opportunities. Aeronautical Knowledge Test One very important step you have to

How drone journalism will change CNN's business

DAYTON — Want your work to appear on CNN? Maybe you ought to buy a drone. Greg Agvent, senior director of news operations of Atlanta-based CNN, said 15 months after Federal Aviation Administration named it a testing partner for unmanned...Show More Summary

Santa Monica loses another round in effort to close its airport

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday rejected an appeal by Santa Monica to overturn a recent FAA decision that required the city’s embattled airport to remain open at least until 2023. Eduardo A. Angeles, the FAA’s associate administrator for airports, upheld a decision made in December...

Drone regulation needs to get out of this holding pattern

To the editor: Michael Hiltzik mentions FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Gov. Jerry Brown with regard to drone legislation. Neither of these individuals have enough of a background or professional experience in aviation and are I think are therefore unqualified to make decisions regarding federal...

Instructor in deadly tandem jump lacked FAA license, skydiving group says

A skydiving instructor involved in a deadly tandem jump earlier this month lacked proper licensing and may not have met other Federal Aviation Administration regulations, according to a national skydiving organization.  The instructor, identified as Yong Kwon of South Korea, had leaped from an...

Instructor in deadly tandem jump lacked FAA license, skydiving group says

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

A skydiving instructor involved in a deadly tandem jump earlier this month lacked proper licensing and may not have met other Federal Aviation Administration regulations, according to a national skydiving organization.  The instructor, identified as Yong Kwon of South Korea, had leaped from an...

Moon Express gets FAA “approval” for Moon mission

2 weeks agoTechnology : I, Cringely

Last week Moon Express, a contender for the Google Lunar X-Prize (GLXP), announced that the company had received interagency approval from the White House, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of State and other U.S. government...Show More Summary

FAA inspects parachute after skydiving death of instructor and high school grad

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday planned to inspect a parachute that failed to open, killing a skydiving instructor and first-time jumper in Northern California over the weekend. An FAA inspector was headed to Skydive Lodi Parachute Center in the 23500 block of North Highway 99 in...

First Private Moon Landing Gets Green Light

It's one small step for a company, but it could be a giant leap for capitalism. On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration gave a company called Moon Express permission for an unmanned lunar landing, making it the first private company the US has approved for a moon mission, the BBC...

FAA allows Alphabet to test deliveries with drones

SILICON VALLEY — Google parent company Alphabet just inched closer to making deliveries with drones. The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday that it will allow Alphabet to test delivery drones in designated areas. The company can conduct an operational research study, flying drones under 400 feet, to develop an airspace management system. Show More Summary

Florida Company Gets OK to Land on Moon

Moon Express took one giant leap for private enterprise on Wednesday when it became the first company to receive permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly beyond Earth's orbit. The company plans to fly a suitcase-sized...Show More Summary

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