Earl Lawrence from the FAA Talks Waivers, BVLOS, IPP and More at the Commercial UAV Expo

How does the @FAANews define success? Operations. From Earl Lawrence with @gawherry at @ExpoUAV #expouav18 pic.twitter.com/qBwg1J5jJC — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) October 2, 2018 During Commercial UAV Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, the audience was exposed to new technologies and new ideas, along with the vibrancy of an industry excited about the future and the possibilities for…

The Fight for Section 336 of The FAA Modernization Act Heats Up

On the 14th of February, 2012, a bill known as ‘H.R.658 – FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012’ became public law. This large and complex piece of legislation had a little over 1,000 sections and one of those, Section 336, continues to stir controversy to this day. For a full read of Section 336…

PrecisionHawk partners with EagleView and acquires HAZON and InspecTools

Is @PrecisionHawk a drone software company or a drones services company? CEO Michael Chasen explains at @InterDroneExpo #InterDrone pic.twitter.com/hCAjcAbhPd — Jeremiah Karpowicz (@jeremiahkarp) September 5, 2018 PrecisionHawk, one of the names at the forefront of the drone industry, announced a new partnership with EagleView, a provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government, insurance…

Drone Integration and Regulatory Acceleration – An Interview with FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell

“Safety is our top priority, but everyone’s shared responsibility” #FlySafe #UAS2018 pic.twitter.com/LWVmRlqTio — AUVSI Headquarters (@AUVSI) March 6, 2018 Earlier this year, Dan Elwell, the Acting Administrator of the FAA, talked about the FAA being “open for business” in terms of how the agency wanted to actively collaborate with drone industry stakeholders. It was a message…

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DoD Facilities

With the increase number of commercial and recreational drones being sold in the USA and the number of Part 107 pilots reaching the 100,000 milestone, it’s obvious that the amount of unmanned flights in the national airspace will continue to rise. It’s an illustration of what happens when any industry is dealing with the excitement…

FAA Remote Pilot Certification Reaches an Important Milestone

On July 26th the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that more than 100,000 people have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational uses (not qualifying as “model aircraft”). The number is calculated based on the number of applicants who have successfully completed the UAS aeronautical test since the small…