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Ag And Drones – What Do You Need To Know?
If you were among the millions who watched the "Big Game," you likely saw Intel's brilliant display of synchronized drones during Lady GaGa's halftime show.
United States
22 Feb 2017
Developments In Aircraft And Marine Finance For 2016
As is the case with other transportation assets, the legal considerations for aircraft and vessel finance providers (FPs) include an amalgam of state, federal and international laws.
United States
20 Oct 2016
FAA Provides Clearer Skies For Educational Use Of Drones
As we covered on our blog earlier this year, the proliferation of drones (or unmanned aircraft systems, "UAS,") has reached college campuses around the country, where university staff, faculty, and students are eager to use drones...
United States
26 May 2016
Update On Academic Use Of Drones
Last week the Federal Aviation Administration announced a plan to streamline the process and requirements for permitting academic-related use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
United States
17 May 2016
Anti-Drone Technologies: The Regulation Challenge
Growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV or drone) has caused a surge in the creation of technologies and systems meant to disable or destroy them.
United States
13 Mar 2016
Drone Technology: The Regulatory Outlook
This article discusses the legal implications of the spread of drone technology, current regulatory trends and where we see the legal environment headed.
United States
13 Mar 2016
Drones On Campus: What Higher Ed Needs To Know
The use of unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS" or drones) has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years, and this explosion has reached college campuses.
United States
24 Feb 2016
Drone Users To Lawmakers: ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go?'
California Governor Jerry Brown has just vetoed drone legislation passed by the California legislature that relates to a matter of significant interest to the real estate sector: Flight-level restrictions.
United States
22 Sep 2015
Drones And Sports: A Brief Overview
The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) is not just reserved for covert military operations anymore.
United States
7 Sep 2015
And On That Farm He Had A Drone: UAS Deployment In Precision Agriculture
Unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS," or more commonly, "drones") have become a valuable agricultural decision-making tool on the 21st Century farm.
United States
7 Sep 2015
Marketing Real Estate With Drones: When Can We Take To The Skies?
If high-end properties could talk, they might say something like Norma Desmond said in the Hollywood classic, "Sunset Boulevard": "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
United States
5 Aug 2015
Small Business Committee Holds Hearing To Explore Commercial Drone Operations
On Wednesday, July 15, the House Committee on Small Business (the Committee) held a hearing, titled "Taking Flight: Small Business Utilization of Unmanned Aircraft," aimed at exploring small business use of drones.
United States
27 Jul 2015
FAA Grants Exemption For Large Crop-Spraying Unmanned Aircraft
On May 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., a commercial exemption under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 for flights...
United States
11 May 2015
Section 333 At 200 Days: Where Are We Now?
Since the FAA granted the first Section 333 Exemption on September 25, 2014, potential commercial unmanned aircraft system ("UAS" or "drone") users have eagerly monitored the agency's progress.
United States
22 Apr 2015
Amazon Prime Air Closer To Takeoff: FAA Grants Internet Giant's Request For Drone ‘Exemption' And Experimental Certificate
In a March 13, 2015 letter, the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") granted an affiliate of retail giant, Amazon Logistics, Inc., an exemption from certain flight rules.
United States
30 Mar 2015
Small UAS Comment Countdown Begins: FAA Publishes Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking
On February 23, the Federal Aviation Administration's notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) operation was published in the Federal Register.
United States
4 Mar 2015
Final Approach: FAA Announces Long-Awaited Small UAS Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking
At a Sunday morning press conference held on February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") announced the release of its highly-anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking ("NPRM")...
United States
20 Feb 2015
Florida Drone Bill A Reminder To UAS Operators: Know All The Rules Before You Fly
A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives would enhance privacy-related restrictions on the operation of unmanned aircraft systems in the state.
United States
18 Feb 2015
FAA Settles Trail-Blazing Drone Case For $1,100
After a multi-year fight over its $10,000 civil penalty against a drone pilot, the FAA settled with Raphael Pirker for $1,100 in connection with his operation of an unmanned aircraft system in October 2011.
United States
5 Feb 2015
UAS Hearing Yields Details On Systems Research And Development, But No Timeline For Small UAS Rule
A House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing on January 21 featured wide-ranging discussions of developing unmanned aircraft systems.
United States
2 Feb 2015
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