Reuters | Thursday May 7, 2015
The FAA has been under intense pressure from industry and Congress to allow beyond-line-of-sight operations.
Reuters | Friday April 17, 2015
Sixty-one of the 129 companies that received regulatory approval to use unmanned aircraft are using DJI drones.
Reuters | Friday April 10, 2015
The FAA granted Amazon's request to test delivery drones in a letter dated Wednesday, posted on the agency's website.
Reuters | Wednesday April 29, 2015
Amazon said the prototype had already become obsolete while it waited more than six months for the FAA's permission.
Reuters | Friday March 20, 2015
The FAA said on Thursday it issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon business unit and its prototype drone.
Reuters | Monday March 9, 2015
For years the US FAA has dragged its feet, only last month issuing draft rules on who can fly drones, how and where.
Reuters | Wednesday March 4, 2015
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency could better address a backlog of 450 requests from companies.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 18, 2015
The US government on Tuesday unveiled new policies for exports of US military and commercial drones, including armed drones, and said it would work with other countries to shape international standards for use of unmanned military systems.
Associated Press | Monday February 16, 2015
Long-anticipated rules proposed Sunday will open an era in which small commercial unmanned aircraft perform routine tasks.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 16, 2015
US aviation regulators unveiled sweeping new guidelines on Sunday governing the use of small unmanned drones, proposing that the devices can only fly in daylight, must remain within users' sightlines and cannot fly near manned aircraft.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 22, 2015
Letting small drones fly for profit in US airspace would give a big lift to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles of all sizes, a Congressional committee heard Wednesday.
World News | Friday January 16, 2015
Ten US media organisations including the New York Times and Washington Post announced a coalition Thursday to test drones for news gathering in collaboration with Virginia Tech University.
India News | Reuters | Thursday January 15, 2015
The United States aims to secure agreements with India to start pilot projects for joint production of drones as well as equipment for transport planes in talks next week ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama, a US industry source said on Wednes...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 13, 2015
CNN said on Monday that it has reached agreement with US aviation regulators to test drones for news gathering in the US, the network said.
World News | Written by Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Sunday January 4, 2015
The Islamic State (IS) has released the seventh video of British journalist John Cantlie who was taken hostage along with American journalist James Foley in November 2012.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 27, 2014
The US Navy successfully flew its new unmanned helicopter MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time, from the guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham, off the Virginia coast recently.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 20, 2014
Andrew Steele, 15, chose a drone as a Christmas present. And he's not alone. Thousands of drone fans -- young and old -- turned out at a recent show in Los Angeles.
Reuters | Tuesday December 9, 2014
Amazon is already conducting outdoor tests "in other countries with regulatory environments more supportive of small (unmanned aircraft systems) innovation."
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 18, 2014
It's a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying "mothership" that launches smaller aircraft.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday November 12, 2014
Federal and industry officials say that the government is getting near-daily reports - and sometimes two or three a day - of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission.
World News | Associated Press | Monday November 10, 2014
Iran's state TV is reporting that the country has successfully tested its own version of a US-made drone based on one it captured in 2011.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 4, 2014
Overnight drone strikes killed at least 20 suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, where Washington has conducted a sustained drone war against jihadist leaders, tribal sources and witnesses said on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 21, 2014
A US drone crash-landed at Niger's main airport for unknown reasons on Monday, the US army said, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 24, 2014
US drones on Wednesday fired missiles at a compound and vehicle and killed at least eight militants in a restive Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.