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Stop the Drone Federalism Act and Sen. Lee in his effort to revive it!

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Stop The Drone Federalism Bill And Senator Lee In His Effort To Revive It!

Act today to stop the revival of Senator Lee’s (R-Utah) Drone Federalism Act, which would allow states and local governments to control the airspace under 200 feet and would require a drone operator to “secure permission from the owner before flying a drone within 200 feet above a private[ly] held property.” The Drone Federalism Act would turn flying drones for recreation or...

AirMap suggests to tax drone flights and apply take-off and landing fees

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Airmap In Hot Water After Suggesting To Tax Drone Flights

AirMap found itself in hot water on Friday afternoon after the company suggested in a series of tweets that governments could create new revenue streams through taxation, take-off, and landing fees for drone flights to support UTM service, such as AirMap(!). As you can imagine, this idea was not well received among the drone enthusiasts and professionals on Twitter and other social media. Update...

US drone companies receive millions in recovery funds from Department of Defense

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Us Drone Companies Receive Millions In Recovery Funds From Department Of Defense

US drone companies receive millions in recovery funds from the Department of Defense. On Friday, the department announced that it will issue US$84.4 million in funding through the Defense Production Act to small drone makers, shipbuilders, and a space company. Skydio is one of the companies that benefitted from the financial injection.

Remote ID for Drones might start in 2021 according to FAA

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Faa'S Remote Id For Drones Might Start In 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration aims to have an initial version of Remote ID for Drones up and running in 2021. According to documents viewed by Avionics International, the FAA is planning to have a first version of Remote ID for Drones up and running at some point in the next year. Remote ID for Drones is a critical component of integrating drones and other unmanned aircraft into the...

U.S. Department of Transportation announces technology partners for Remote ID development

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U.s. Department Of Transportation Announces Technology Partners For Remote Id Development

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating in the...