All tagged AUVSI

Game of Drones: The ULC Enters Its Final Season

Over the past couple of years, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC)’s work on drone tort law has become a topic of conversation and careful attention throughout the unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone) community.  Last year, the ULC considered a draft uniform drone tort law that would have jeopardized the future of the UAS industry, which sparked widespread concern; this year, going into its final meeting, the ULC’s drafting Committee has worked hard to address the issues raised by industry and government stakeholders and is proposing a substantially revised draft.  

Sara and Josh Talk About Drone Chutes

In this episode of Sara and Josh Talk about Drones, Wiley attorneys Sara Baxenberg and Josh Turner sit down with Avi Lozowick, Vice President of Policy & Strategy at ParaZero, to discuss the concept of drone parachutes as a safety mitigation that is shaping the future of expanded operations.  Sara, Josh, and Avi discuss Parazero’s latest waiver success, its participation in the IPP, and a number of UAS policy issues, including the FAA’s flights over people Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). 

Podcast: FAA Reauthorization: AUVSI and Wiley Rein’s Three Takeaways for the UAS Industry

In this episode of Wiley Connected, Wiley Rein attorney Sara Baxenberg is joined by Tom McMahon of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community, about the FAA Reauthorization bill that passed the Senate this week and is awaiting the President’s signature.

“Open for Business” – FAA Encourages Industry-Driven Innovation in Lieu of Rulemakings at Annual UAS Symposium

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held its third annual UAS Symposium last week in Baltimore, Maryland, in conjunction with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).  As in past years, the Symposium brought together stakeholders from across the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) community to collaborate on how to move unmanned operations forward.

Drone Operator Near McCarran Airport Avoids Colliding with Plane, But Is Less Likely to Avoid Enforcement

Footage emerged on Friday of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operating directly above a commercial airplane making its descent into McCarran Airport in Las Vegas.  A local news outlet reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently investigating the incident, which raises serious questions under both federal and state law.

Federal Court Preempts Local Regulation of UAS

Today, a federal district court in Massachusetts held that attempts by Newton, Massachusetts to impose local restrictions on the operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (or “drones”) were preempted by federal law. In its order, the court cited with approval an amicus brief filed jointly by the Consumer Technology Association and AUVSI, which Wiley Rein helped prepare. The decision, in Singer v. Newton, is available here.