Tag Archives: Unmanned Aircraft

Are Your Drone Operations Covered by Insurance?

Earlier this month, Canada’s transport minister announced that a drone had collided with a commercial aircraft, the first confirmed collision of its kind in North America. This recent incident, which many commentators believed was inevitable given the proliferation of consumer and commercial drones, highlights the potential risks associated with drone operations. … Continue Reading

Retailers Await New Drone Regulations Amid Trump Administration Regulation Freeze

Retailers are exploring how to use drones to quickly deliver online orders to customers. In June 2016, the FAA issued a final rule permitting flights by commercial drones under certain conditions. While the rule was a welcome step forward for the commercial drone industry, the operational restrictions prohibited drones to fly over any populated areas due to safety concerns, essentially forbidding commercial drones in most urban areas.… Continue Reading

FAA Looking to Industry for Input on Easing Small Commercial Drone Restrictions

After a February 2015 proposed rulemaking faced a firestorm of comments, the Federal Aviation Administration has determined “that further engagement with industry and stakeholders is needed” before any attempt to finalize Micro UAS regulations. In response, the FAA chartered the micro unmanned aircraft systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee to continue the review process and prepare recommendations to the FAA for future rulemakings.… Continue Reading

Retail Industry Group Opposes Point-of-Sale Registration for Drones

This month, the Retail Industry Leaders Association submitted comments to the Federal Aviation Administration opposing a point-of-sale registration requirement for recreational drones. While the trade association generally supports the registration of drones, the association called the point-of-sale registration process “costly, inefficient, and difficult to implement” while warning of potential data privacy concerns for consumers. … Continue Reading

Mission Impossible? UAS Registration Recommendations in 30 Days

On Monday, October 19, US Transportation Secretary Anthony R. Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta announced the formation of a task force charged with developing recommendations for a registration system for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (the “Task Force”). The Task Force will be directed to deliver its report by November 20. In connection with the … Continue Reading