In this week’s news, lobbying heats up on the Hill, the FAA releases an app (that the 300,000 owners now on the agency’s registry can use), drones successfully land on moving cars, and other recent developments in UAV regulations and usage around the globe.
- As Congress prepares to weigh in on rules for nonmilitary drones, lobbying heats up on Capitol Hill. (Cecilia Kang, The New York Times)
- FAA releases B4UFLY drone smartphone app. (USAgNet)
- Drones can now land of moving cars. (K.G Orphanides, Wired)
- A DHL drone demonstration does not make it off the ground. (Hendrik Varnholt, The Wall Street Journal)
- The FAA approves ski-video drones. (Bart Jansen, USA Today)
- Sky-Futures has completed the first-ever drone inspection in the Gulf of Mexico for the Oil and Gas industry. (Scandinavian Oil * Gas Magazine)
- Skyward introduces information management solution for drone startups. (sUAS News)
- Criminal charges were filed against two L.A. drone pilots. (Martyn Williams, CIO)
- The FAA grants an amendment to the existing Section 333 exemption for Cape Productions, a consumer drone video service for action sports.