Unmanned Aircraft Fact Sheet – FAA Airspace

State and Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Fact Sheet
Federal Aviation Administration
Office of the Chief Counsel
December 17, 2015

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are aircraft subject to regulation by the FAA to ensure safety of flight, and safety of people and property on the ground. States and local jurisdictions are increasingly exploring regulation of UAS or proceeding to enact legislation relating to UAS operations. In 2015, approximately 45 states have considered restrictions on UAS. In addition, public comments on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rule, “Operation and
Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (Docket No. FAA-2015-0150), expressed concern about the possible impact of state and local laws on UAS operations. Continue reading

Quantifying the Benefits of Drones in Precision Agriculture

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American Farm Bureau Federation and Informa Economics, conducted a study to identify and quantify the benefits of using Drone as a Service® in precision agriculture. The study provides the first real tool addressing the economic benefits of drone technology in various agricultural operations