Americas

‘Drone law’ becomes big business

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By Clay Dillow FORTUNE — Last month’s reversal of a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration policy prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial purposes in the U.S. may just be the catalyst the drone industry has sought for years.…

FAA needs to speed unmanned-aircraft rulemaking

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By Dan Namowitz A judge’s recent ruling that cast doubt on the FAA’s power to regulate small unmanned aircraft systems underscores the need for a safety framework for the flights, said a diverse group of organizations in a letter to FAA…

FBI: Drone-like toy planes in bomb plot

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Michael P. Mayko BRIDGEPORT — A Moroccan national who allegedly plotted to turn a radio-controlled model airplane into a drone-like flying bomb and crash it into a school and a Connecticut federal building was arrested Monday by FBI agents. Wires and…

Canadian technology and the flight of the drones

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OMAR EL AKKAD AND KELLY CRYDERMAN SAN FRANCISCO and CALGARY — The Globe and Mail When Libyan rebels marched on Tripoli in 2011, a Canadian drone led the way. The unmanned aircraft, a product of a company called Aeryon Labs based in Waterloo, Ont.,…