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“Rise of the Drones”: All Things UAS!

The Association is grateful to Board Members James Van Meter of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty for allowing us to give you a link to “Rise of the Drones: Managing the Unique Risks Associated with Unmanned Aircraft Systems.” In this excellent paper, Allianz, one of the leading aviation industry insurers, gives you, not only an overview of all things UAS, but the nature and scope of the risks presented by UAS operations and how to protect/insure against them. Thank you…
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The UAS Webinar Series

Part 107 Waivers, Exemptions, and Certifications – How to Do All the Things You Can’t Do Event details Webinar – no charge Date and time Wednesday, August 17, 2016 1–2:30 p.m. ET RSVP   Part 107 goes into effect on August 29, 2016. The new regulations are flexible, but there are still many things that you cannot do . . . or can you? Part 107 established a system of waivers to help people unlock additional opportunities such as flight over people,…
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UAS Insurance Association General Meeting

Meeting of the UAS Insurance Association July 28, 2016 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm eastern RSVP Agenda Introductions Mission  The Founding Board  Website  Membership  Insurers/Brokers Risk Managers Operators Manufacturers Government Attorneys Others Dues Sponsorships Advocacy FAA Micro UAS Working Group FAA UAS Advisory Committee Meetings Programs Webinars – August 17 Publications Regulatory Update Part 107 Waivers/Exemptions  

UAS/FAA: The FAA Has No Business In The Privacy Business!

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, oftentimes referred to as the second most powerful court in the country because so many cases involve the Government and end up in the Supreme Court, dismissed an appeal by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) whereby they sought to compel the FAA, as part of the small UAS rulemaking, to promulgate privacy rules [Link]. The dismissal was premised on procedural issues and, once Part 107 is published, there…
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UAS: An Aircraft By Any Other Name Is Still An Aircraft

When is an aircraft not an aircraft?  At first glance, this would seem to be the type of question that Lewis Carrol would ask, as it seems to answer itself.  An “aircraft,” by definition, is always an “aircraft,” in much the same way that a “duck” is always a “duck,” particularly when it both walks and quacks like one.  Of course, if you are facing potential criminal and civil penalties, even self-evident questions become worthy of extensive litigation and briefing….
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FAA Finalizes Small UAS Rules – Releases Part 107

The day the UAS industry has been waiting for is finally here.  The FAA has just announced the release of 14 CFR Part 107, which sets out the operating rules for all small unmanned aircraft.  This new regulatory system promises to open the skies to commerce in a way that was not possible under the restrictions that accompanied Section 333 Exemptions.  The new rules will go into effect 60 days after they are published in the Federal Register some time…
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The UAS Webinar Series: Part 107 Webinar!

Anything and Everything You Need to Know   Thursday, July 7, 2016 Time 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET Venue Webinar  RSVP NOW With the publication of Part 107 dealing with small UAS by the FAA, we now have an initial regulatory structure for the commercial use of UAS. This webinar, one of our continuing series, will, among other subjects address: an overview of Part 107; what Part 107 encompasses and what it leaves out  what’s next in the rulemaking…
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