Articles tagged "faa"

Senators urge FAA to quickly approve drone identification rules

Senators are urging the FAA to quickly approve rules for remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems.

DJI urges public to submit comments on proposed FAA rules

Monday, April 15th, is the final deadline to submit your comments to two separate proposed rules from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Indemnis Nexus parachute for DJI drones is first to achieve crowd safety standard

The Indemnis Nexus is the first parachute system designed for DJI drones that qualifies as compliant with the ASTM F3322-18 standard.

Report: FAA to test new pilot programs to speed up remote drone identification tech

According to an updated report from the Wall Street Journal, the FAA will be real-world testing up to eight prototype projects to see what remote identification technologies works best.

DJI updates geofencing system to better protect airspace around airports

DJI is rolling out an updated geofencing system designed to better protect airports and the surrounding airspace.

Drone may have caused helicopter crash in South Carolina

A helicopter pilot and his student claim a civilian drone was the cause of their crash landing last week. If their story is confirmed by an ongoing investigators, this incident would mark the first time that a drone has caused an aircraft crash in the US.

Reckless drone video under investigation for flying directly above passenger jet

A drone pilot has enraged the general public and drone enthusiasts alike after posting a video that shows him flying directly above a commercial airliner that was taking off from Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport.

Trump administration reinstates mandatory drone registration

President Trump has signed a bill that reinstates mandatory drone registration in the US, reversing a court ruling from earlier this year that eliminated the requirement.

FAA wants airlines to ban cameras and other electronics from checked bags

After conducting a series of safety tests, the FAA is recommending that all airlines ban cameras and other electronics with Lithium Ion batteries from checked baggage. The agency believe the risk of a catastrophic fire and explosion is too great.

New FAA drone rules restrict flying near 10 major US landmarks

The FAA just made it illegal to fly within 400ft of several well known US landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and the Hoover Dam. Pilots who want to get around these new regulations will have to submit a plan with the FAA first.

Judge determines FAA drone rules take precedence over local regulations

A court ruling our of Newton, Massachusetts has set an important legal precedent for drone pilots: federal drone laws will now trump local drone regulations in situations where the two are in conflict.

FAA may develop a remote drone identification system for law enforcement

The FAA is reportedly developing a system that would allow law enforcement to identify a misbehaving drone and its operator from the ground.

Personal camera drones do not require FAA registration anymore

If you are not planning to fly your drone commercially you are not required to register it with the FAA anymore. This decision was handed down by a federal court in Washington, D.C.

The FAA just made air travel a lot more fun for photographers

Electronic devices no longer have to be turned off for takeoff and landing.