This week’s news includes a commercial drone airport, reports and insights on drone registration, comments from FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, and other recent developments in UAV regulations and usage around the globe.
- Aerodrome works with Nevada to launch the first commercial drone airport. (Frederic Lardinois, TechCrunch)
- FAA administrator Michael Huerta authored a blog post regarding NextGen and drone regulations. (Woodrow Bellamy III, Avionics Today). Huerta also addressed UAS registration and integration at the Consumer Electronics Show. (Tim Kidwell, Discover)
- Stanford is developing sUAS traffic management solutions. (Patrick C. Miller, UAS Magazine)
- Could human behavior be the biggest obstacle blocking drone delivery? (Todd C. Frankel, The Washington Post)
- Experts say the drone registration system is working but needs work. (William Mansell, iDigitalTimes)
- Over 181,000 drones have been registered since the database was established on Dec. 21. (Bart Jansen, USA Today)
- China’s drone exports have increased substantially in the past few months. (Aimee Chanthadavong, ZDNet)
Meanwhile, countries, states and municipalities continue to develop drone regulations, including, Latvia (Andris Lācars, sUAS News), New Hampshire (Garry Rayno, New Hampshire Union Leader) and Transport Canada (CTV News).