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FAA Will Appeal Judge's Reversal Of Commercial Drone Ban

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March 8, 2014
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The judge's decision overturned a ban by the FAA on all commercial drone activity, opening the door for enthusiasts to launch different ventures. Video provided by Newsy


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TheStreet (June 3, 2014) — The FAA is reviewing a request by seven film and television companies to use drones when filming. The companies hope to use drones to achieve creative aerial shots, but they also can be less expensive than manned aircraft and some believe, safer. The FAA prohibits the use of unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes due to safety and privacy concerns. The FAA acknowledged that granting the exemptions could have "tangible economic benefits." In order to receive permission, the FAA said the companies must show that their drone operations won't be a safety hazard and would be in the public interest. Video provided by TheStreet
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FAA Stalls Amazon's Plans By Restricting Commercial Drones

FAA Stalls Amazon's Plans By Restricting Commercial Drones

TheStreet (June 25, 2014) — Amazon's hopes of launching "Prime Air" were put on hold this week by the Federal Aviation Administration. On Monday, the FAA published a document addressing the operation of model airplanes. Buried within the document were regulations that apply to drones, prohibiting their operation. "Any operation not conducted strictly for hobby or recreation purposes could not be operated under the special rule for model aircraft. Clearly, commercial operations would not be hobby or recreation flights. Likewise, flights that are in furtherance of a business, or incidental to a person's business, would not be a hobby or recreation flight" the document stated. In the fall 2013, the FAA said it would aim to come up with a plan to safely integrate drones into airspace by September of 2015 but will likely push that deadline back. For now, Amazon will have to stick with Snail Mail. Video provided by TheStreet
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Amazon Asks FAA For Permission To Test Fly Delivery Drones

Amazon Asks FAA For Permission To Test Fly Delivery Drones

Newsy (July 11, 2014) — Amazon has requested an exemption from the FAA's no-commercial-drone policy in order to give its delivery drones a flight test. Video provided by Newsy
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Unmanned Drone Nearly Collides With U.S. Airplane

Unmanned Drone Nearly Collides With U.S. Airplane

Newsy (May 11, 2014) — An unmanned drone barely missed hitting a jetliner in March according to the FAA. Video provided by Newsy
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