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Owners of some drones will have to register their details with the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), as new rules concerning the flying machines come into effect. Originally proposed earlier this year, pilots of drones and unmanned flying machines weighing at least 0.55 pounds and as heavy as 55 pounds, including payloads such as camera systems, must perform an online registration with the FAA, as the US government continues to try and regulate the growing industry.
Some owners of consumer drones will need to be registered before being able to fly the remote-controlled aircraft in the future, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) has advised. Announced yesterday, a task force is being set up to help create the registration process, as well as to decide which unmanned craft will be exempt from registration, and to streamline existing registration requirements for commercial drone operators.
JetBlue is aiming to become the first airline in the United States to offer free Wi-Fi services to its customers across its entire fleet, it has revealed. The airline has completed installation of Fly-Fi on its collection of 150 Airbus A320 and A321 planes, which uses Ka-band satellites to provide Internet connections of up to 20mbps per device onboard. The first of 60 E190s planes with Fly-Fi onboard made its inaugural flight this week, with JetBlue anticipating it will bring Fly-Fi to all of its passenger aircraft by fall next year.
A lawsuit aiming to overturn a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule change concerning the use of electronic devices by passengers at all stages of flight has been stopped. An appeals court in Washington D.C. ruled that the FAA was well within its rights to make such rule changes, effectively ending the legal action prompted by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA).
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking a few more steps forward in regulating drones for both consumer and commercial purposes. Two initiatives have been launched by the FAA, with one involving the testing of drones beyond line of sight, and the other being a mobile app that aims to educate potential drone pilots on where they can fly their unmanned aircraft safely.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is speeding up the process for commercial drone operators to be provided exemptions allowing them to fly. The change in policy comes amid complaints from Amazon over the application process, which it claims is so slow that its recent FAA approval it received was for a drone that has since become obsolete.
Amazon's plan to bring drone-based deliveries to the United States has taken another step to becoming reality, thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The regulator has examined Amazon's request to test its potential service, and has granted the online retailer with an "experimental airworthiness certificate," allowing it to perform testing outdoors.
Owners of drones flying with cameras may need to be careful what they do with their footage after the flight. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has sent a cease and desist letter to one drone user, ordering Jayson Hanes to stop posting videos taken from flights to YouTube, as the administration believed that these classed the drone flight itself as "commercial use."
Drones performing deliveries for retailers will not be offered to consumers any time in the near future, if proposals from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are adopted. The initial proposals for "small unmanned aircraft systems" would in theory allow for the commercial use of the remote-controlled aircraft, but not to a point where Amazon's drone delivery service would become a reality in the United States.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to work with CNN and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) on a research initiative concerning commercial drone use. The agreement, which could help the FAA with its ongoing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) rules, aims to create a create a framework that could allow for the wider use of drones within news gathering and news reporting operations.