All unmanned drones articles

  • Blog

    Government's drone plans keep buzzing along


    The Department of Transportation is giving the commercial use of drones a boost, announcing a new pilot program for testing and validating operations throughout the country.

  • DroneOverCity

    FAA approves rules for commercial drone flights


    New Federal Aviation Administration regulations governing commercial use of drone flights are now in effect. Experts say they could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 jobs over 10 years. Joe Mont reports.

  • Blog

    FAA releases final drone rules


    The Department of Transportation has finalized the first operational rules for commercial use of small (less than 55 pounds), unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones. Rules take effect in August and offer safety regulations for unmanned aircraft that conduct non-hobbyist operations. Joe Mont reports.

  • Blog

    Flying Into Uncontrollable Regulatory Trouble


    Image: At a theoretical level, effective compliance programs are fairly straightforward: Risky activity is found; control is implemented; regulatory compliance is achieved. In practice … well, compliance officers may have tougher times ahead. This week, Editor Matt Kelly takes the example of the humble unmanned drone and looks at a ...