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Drone Photography Raises Questions About Privacy And Safety

The natural gas and oil industry’s use of drones to inspect facilities and operations is getting a boost from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Shell’s partner Avitas Systems received an FAA waiver to fly drones for civil use beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) with the assistance of a radar in Loving County, Texas (USA).… Keep reading →

FAA Reauthorization Briefing Part 1: Airline Fee Issues

President Trump

President Trump has signed into law the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.”

Drone Photography Raises Questions About Privacy And Safety

The energy industry continues to see a marked growth in the use of drones as they provide cost efficient and time-saving services.

Approved Drone Use Grows Among Electric Utilities

Drone Photography Raises Questions About Privacy And Safety

On May 11, 2015, Xcel Energy became the latest electric utility to obtain an exemption under Section 333 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act authorizing the company to conduct commercial small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) operations. The exemption was issued exactly 90 days after the utility’s original petition which reflects the FAA’s continued efforts to streamline the issuance of such exemptions.

Drone Photography Raises Questions About Privacy And Safety

With a little over one month to go in the comment period on the FAA’s proposed rules for the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and facing the prospect of at least another year before those rules become final, many energy and infrastructure companies are moving forward with their small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) plans under the FAA’s existing rules.

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Reactions to the FAA’s proposed rules for the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems have been mixed since their release on February 15, 2015.