Two weeks after Project Wing earned approval to make drone deliveries in Canberra, Australia, the Google offshoot got the greenlight to launch a similar service in the US. On Tuesday, Wing became the […] The post FAA Greenlights Google Wing Drone Deliveries in US appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

The company’s effort, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, will be limited to parts of southwest Virginia. Original article at nytimes.com

A host of regulatory issues have slowed the progress of drone-delivery companies but they are making some progress and lots of tests are underway. Original article at nytimes.com

The FAA previously allowed drone owners to place the device’s registration number inside the craft’s battery compartment. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Law Enforcement, Drone Development, Federal Aviation Administration, and Drone Laws View original article at Mashable

Registered drone owners will need to put their machine’s ID number on the outside of the aircraft from February 23 in accordance with a new FAA rule. It means the ID can no longer be placed inside the drone’s battery compartment. The post Own a drone? New rule means you have to change the way its ID is displayed appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Enlarge / A drone is flown during a property inspection following Hurricane Harvey in Houston in 2017. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Federal Aviation Administration proposed Monday to relax rules governing commercial drone operations. Since 2016, the FAA has allowed the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles weighing less than 55 pounds under certain limited circumstances. New rules proposed this week would relax two of the restrictions in the 2016 rules: drones will now be allowed to operate at night, and they’ll be able to operate…

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday announced new rules that would allow drones to fly over crowds of people and at night without waivers. Current Federal Aviation Administration regulations do not permit […] The post You May Soon Be Able to Fly Drones Over a Crowd, At Night appeared first on Geek.com View original article at Geek

The U.S. government will soon have the authority to shoot down private drones considered a threat. Following a House vote in April, the Senate this week passed the FAA Reauthorization Act, which renews […] The post Controversial Bill Allowing Authorities to Shoot Down Private Drones Heads to President’s Desk appeared first on Geek.com View original article at Geek

Millions of drones will be excitedly unwrapped this holiday season, but did you know you need to register it before you fire it up? The process can be completed online and costs five bucks. The post Getting a drone for Christmas? Be sure to register it before you fly sky high appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

CNN received the Federal Aviation Administration’s first waiver allowing drone flights above crowds. The milestone approval opens the door for other unmanned aerial vehicle pilots to find new uses for their aircraft—from sporting […] The post CNN Receives First FAA Waiver to Fly Drones Over Crowds appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek