WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the first air carrier certification to a drone delivery company, Google’s Wing Aviation. Check out the promotional drone delivery video from Wing!
Big news for all commercial drone operators! The FAA has officially announced the nationwide expansion of the drone airspace authorization LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization & Notification Capability) program starting in April 2018. See AirMap’s article for more details.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) chartered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June has submitted its report and recommendations to the agency on technologies available to identify and track drones in flight and other associated issues. See the full FAA article
Drone registration is back! President Trump just signed a new defense policy bill into law that now requires recreational drone users to register their drones. Check out the full TechCrunch article If you are a new pilot we highly recommend you check out the FAA website for all the official rules.