FAA Updates Registration Requirements Following Court of Appeals Decision

Drone pilots operating in compliance with section 336 of FAA Modernization and Reform Act are not required to register their aircraft. This section applies to aircraft used solely for recreational and hobby purposes. The text of the section can be found at the link below. Users in compliance are qualified for a refund and can […]

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Drone Film Festival Australia and New Zealand Open for Entries

2017 will see Drone Film Festival Australia and New Zealand screen across 11 major cities in ANZ including Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington during 15 September – 05 November. DFFANZ will officially kick off during the Darwin International Film Festival, with activities, workshops and the official selection of […]

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Canadian UAV Operator Deveron Announces Another Ag Partnership

Thanks to a new partnership with an agronomy service provider in Ontario, Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp. will be flying more farm acres with drones. Deveron is a nationally compliant, Transport Canada-licensed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator providing enterprise drone data services for agriculture. The company has now partnered with FS PARTNERS (FSP), a retail division […]

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Keynote Speakers Announced for Drone World Expo

Many companies are exploring the potential use of UAS, or drone technology for unmanned travel with programs to develop self-driving cars and pilotless passenger planes and everything in between. The keynote sessions at this year’s Drone World Expo will explore these developments for applications in the commercial drone industry and offer bold predictions for the […]

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FAA Offers Registration Deletion and Refund for Hobbyists

The FAA is providing the following updated information regarding the Small UAS Registration and Marking interim final rule as a result of a recent decision (PDF) by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the small UAS registration program. The court’s decision invalidated the registration requirement as it applies to certain model aircraft […]

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Airspace Approval for Delivery Drones in China

Chinese logistics giant SF Express obtained the country’s first airspace approval for logistics drones. The Paper revealed that SF Express gained approval from China’s Eastern Theatre Command on June 21. The airspace covers five towns of the Nankang District in the Ganzhou City of Jiangxi Province, East China. Delivery drones face hurdles in China such as airspace restrictions and the need to […]

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