FAA Releases Rules for Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released highly-anticipated regulations for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones. The final rule, which is effective August 29, 2016, regulates drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations.
Google Project Wing

Google Plans to Launch Drone Delivery in 2017

Google is aiming to launch a commercial drone delivery service in 2017. Reuters reports that David Vos, who head’s Google’s Project Wing and co-chairs a drone registry task force for the Federal Aviation Administration, announced Google’s plans at an air traffic control convention in Washington last week. He said the FAA is discussing setting up an air traffic control system that would use cellular and internet technology to manage unmanned aerial vehicles (a.ka. drones) flying at altitudes lower than 500 feet. Amazon proposed a similar system in July.
Drone vs Cow

The Wait for FAA Drone Safety Proposal

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been slow to regulate the use of drones for commercial purposes, but a September 2015 deadline set by Congress in 2012 is approaching. To be fair, the FAA has been ... Read More...

Six States Selected as Drone Research Test Sites

Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia were selected as locations to develop test sites for drones. These states were selected due to their climate, geography and air traffic environments.