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It’s happening. FAA drone regulations officially effective.

August 31, 2016 | Tier10

The Federal Aviation Administration’s new rules for routine commercial use of drones became effective on Monday, Aug. 29. Outlined in June this year, and formally known as Part 107, the new regulations are intended to reduce risk to other aircrafts as well as people and property on the ground. Read More

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Incoming: Part 107 and the New FAA Drone Guidelines

June 22, 2016 | Jennifer Lee

It’s the news the commercial drone world has waited years for: the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its first operational rules for commercial drone use. Titled Part 107, these new regulations are expected to lower the barrier entry for new commercial drones weighing less than 55 pounds.
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Drone Regulation: Big Brother Will Be Watching

October 22, 2015 | Madeleine Coe

A big announcement occurred during a press conference on Monday about the future of drone regulation in the US. US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx revealed the decision that all drones, whether commercial or recreational, will need to be registered with the government, logistics forthcoming.
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FAA Approval of Amazon Drone Testing May Be Too Little, Too Late

March 25, 2015 | Madeleine Coe

On March 19, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon, allowing the company to test its delivery drones outdoors in the United States. Unfortunately, due to the slow pace of the FAA’s decision-making, the prototype for which Amazon originally filed is already obsolete and the company has been testing overseas during the wait. Although this is a small step in the right direction for Amazon’s dream of autonomous drone delivery, it may still be years until we see Amazon delivering packages via air, at least in the U.S.
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FAA Drops Proposed Drone Rules

February 20, 2015 | Ashley Nanco

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its long-awaited, and somewhat-vague, list of proposed rules for how small drones for commercial use will share the skies in the National Airspace System on Feb. 15. The proposal is open for public comment for 60 days which could prolong the final rule making.
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Drone Down on White House Grounds. Obama Calls for Regulations.

February 2, 2015 | Tier10

Around 3 a.m. last monday Monday, a small, recreational unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – or drone – crashed on the grounds of the White House, turning our attention to concerns of safety and privacy on a much larger scale.

In an interview the day after the crash, President Barack Obama used the incident to call for immediate action, reemphasizing the importance and need for drone regulations to ensure “these things aren’t dangerous and that they’re not violating people’s privacy.”

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Proposed Drone Regulations May Hinder Commercial Use

December 17, 2014 | Tier10

As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or “drones” – become smaller, cheaper and easier to fly, more and more drones can be seen buzzing through the skies. Drones have also found a hot spot within the commercial marketplace with uses for delivery, surveillance and filming. This increase has pushed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop new drone rules with many in the commercial marketplace keeping their fingers crossed for open skies. Unfortunately, some of the proposed regulations may be more restrictive than some would hope and may take a while to get approved.
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Who to Follow: Drone Community on Instagram

November 20, 2014 | Xavier Villarmarzo

Since the beginning of the year, Tier10 has been experimenting with and implementing the use of aerial footage with the help of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) affixed with a video camera and controlled by a remote. Commonly referred to as “drones,” this technology provides the ability to obtain the type of aerial footage that could previously only be obtained from a helicopter.
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