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Dec. 2015:

DOT/FAA Small Drone Interim Final Rule

DOT and FAA Establish Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft.  On December 14, 2015, the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) issued an Interim Final Rule (“IFR”) est… Read More

Oct. 2015:

DOT and FAA Plan to Roll Out New Drone Registration Requirements

DOT and FAA Plan to Require Registration for Certain Hobby/Recreational UAS; New Electronic Registration Process Contemplated.  On October 19, 2015, the DOT and FAA announced the formation of a task force, comprised of between 25 and 30 representa… Read More

FAA Proposes Record Civil Penalty Against Drone Operator

On October 6, 2015, the FAA announced that it was seeking $1.9 million in civil penalties from Chicago-based SkyPan International, Inc. for 65 unauthorized commercial drone flights involving aerial photography, including 43 of which were conducted… Read More