All in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

FAA Releases Second Edition of its UAS Integration Roadmap

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the second edition of its “Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap.”  In addition to providing an update on the FAA’s progress to date, the partnerships and advisory committees it has forged, and identifying key challenges to UAS integration into the NAS, the roadmap details the FAA’s near-term rulemaking and research efforts.

Listen to Our First Podcast on Last Month’s UAS Roundtable

WileyConnect now includes podcasts!  We’re pleased to introduce Wiley Connected, podcasts by Wiley Rein attorneys on legal and policy issues involving the Internet of Things.  We’ll be producing these podcasts as new or interesting issues pop up in the world of connected tech. Under the broad Wiley Connected umbrella, we’ll do a variety of lengths and formats. 

CQ UAS: FCC Proposes $2.8 Million Fine, Sends Warning to Drone Equipment Manufacturers and Operators

In a reminder that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is not the only agency with authority over unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a proposed $2.8 million forfeiture against HobbyKing for marketing certain radio transmitters for use with drones that operate outside their authorized spectrum bands, and at power levels beyond what the FCC has permitted. 

DOT Selects Ten IPP Winners, Announces Two UAS Rulemakings Sent to OMB

In a big day for the UAS industry, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the first round of winning participants in its highly-anticipated unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP).  DOT also announced that two rulemaking publications have been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval: the long-awaited flights over people notice of proposed rulemaking and the FAA’s previously-announced advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on safe and secure UAS operations.