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Fly the farming skies JEFF SELLEfirstname.lastname@example.org | Posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:00 am HAYDEN - Empire Airlines has joined forces with two other companies to form a new industry in Idaho utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles. The company is called Empire Unmanned, LLC, and it is the first commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems business in the [...]
By Rebecca McCray Law360, New York (January 08, 2015, 2:51 PM ET) -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that it granted its first regulatory exemption for agricultural commercial unmanned aircraft system use to Idaho’s Advanced Aviation Solutions, or Adavso, in addition to authorizing UAS use for a real estate photographer in Arizona. Adavso is [...]
January 5th 2015 FAA Grants ADAVSO UAS Agricultural Exemption.Press Release
http://www.policeone.com/police-products/investigation/video-surveillance/articles/5734864-Ky-lawmaker-floats-anti-UAV-law/ In the latest backlash to the opening of the national airspace to unmanned systems Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced a bill that would make it illegal for unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance without a legal warrant. "Like other tools used to collect information in law enforcement, in order to use drones a warrant needs [...]
http://www.wnewsj.com/main.asp?SectionID=49&SubSectionID=156&ArticleID=199096 In a move to help cement the capture a FAA UAS Test site Congressman Steve Austria stated that hundreds of jobs could be coming to central Ohio if the location is selected. Earlier this year, Congress passed legislation that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to establish six test ranges for integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) [...]
http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/air-force/223973-house-panel-blocking-pentagons-retirement-of-global-hawk-drones In an apparant victory for unmanned systems, the United States Congress has moved to block the USAF decision to cut the unmanned RQ-4 Block 30 aircraft siting the continued need for the long endurance intelligence system for world-wide operations through at least 2014. The Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee’s portion of the [...]
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-05-14/drones-up-to-25-pounds-allowed-for-u-dot-s-dot-safety-agencies The first victory in the battle to employ domestic UAS for non-military government and commercial uses. The FAA announced today that they are approving unmanned systems weighing up to 25 pounds to be used by public safety agencies. Today’s step is an interim one until the FAA completes rules to allow small drones [...]