Based on the assertions of the American pundits, the European UAS industry must be doomed. However, the EASA gestation period resulted in some wise proposals.
From an ill-considered rule to a US Court of Appeals, the rejection of the UAS registration rule could have future regulatory impacts.
Several articles have suggested that the TFR issued to prohibit aircraft from flying over Standing Rock was an independent exercise of jurisdiction by the FAA. FAA did issue a NOTAM to prohibit aircraft from flying over this site, but probable cause does not equal liability.
Today is the first day of Part 107. Here are 16 prognoses about the drone future, 2016 and beyond.
It would be wise for the FAA to take a more perspicacious approach and try to learn from other CAAs. They serve as useful aviation policy laboratories.
The DoT/FAA established a rulemaking committee called the Performance Standards and Requirements for Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (the Micro ARC)(Iteration #3).
Today, DoT Secretary Foxx and Deputy Administrator Whitaker announced an INTERIM FINAL rule on the registration of small Unmanned Aircraft.
Why should we worry about the precarious drone marketplace?