Multiple US Senators issue drone act to keep country competitive

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., John Hoeven, R-N.D., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, and Dean Heller, R-NV, introduced bipartisan legislation designed to advance the development of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and build on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to safely integrate them into the National Airspace System. The Safe DRONE Act of 2017 will ensure that the United States keeps pace in the development and implementation of unmanned technology.

Last year, a federal court struck down additional requirements instituted by FAA that set in place a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of recreational unmanned aircraft. The courts found that FAA lacked the authority to regulate this technology. This legislation provides Congressional authority for FAA to continue the registration and marking of small UAS and promote their safe and responsible use …

UAS Magazine | July 5, 2017

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