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White House Memo Will Impact How Federal Contractors Can Use Drones
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Kevin D. Pomfret , Robert E. Korroch & Anthony H. Anikeeff There has been a great deal written about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) recent release of proposed regulations concerning the commercial use of Unmanned... Read More

Tags: UAV , drone , aerial , UAS , unmanned , Aircraft

Don't Forget the Little Guy: FAA's Proposed Rules for "Micro" UAVs
Posted on 19 May 2015 by Todd Janzen

Many articles have been written about the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed rules for "small" unmanned aircraft systems ("small UAS" or "small UAVs"). But most authors have overlooked that the FAA is also... Read More

Tags: UAV , FAA , drone , micro , unmanned , Aircraft

While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Todd Janzen

Indiana is one of at least twelve states that enacted laws this past year limiting use of "unmanned aerial vehicles" (UAVs) or "drones." The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has known about the coming wave of drones for years... Read More

Insurance Drones: The Headline That Should Have Many Of Us Up In Arms
Posted on 15 Jun 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

Everywhere you turn these days the talk is drones, drones, drones. They supposedly have a million and one uses, including, we’re told, by Amazon for the delivery of packages. I’m dubious that Amazon will ever be dropping books from the sky... Read More

FAA Announces Crackdown on Unauthorized Drone Flights
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Kevin D. Pomfret , Partner, Williams Mullen The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced on its website that it was stepping up enforcement actions against individuals and organizations that operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS... Read More