September 14, 2016, 9am PDT
The new exam is required nationwide for commercial use of drones.
September 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
New rules for commercial drone aviation went into effect on August 29, clearing the way for rapid adoption of the technology.
Associated Press via The Dallas Morning News
August 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The National League of Cities is preparing for a future where cities will need to regulate the use of airspace by commercial drones.
National League Of Cities
August 1, 2016, 10am PDT
Sixteen people enjoying a hot-air balloon ride in Central Texas early Saturday morning lost their lives in a fiery death after the balloon came into contact with high-tension power lines, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
January 4, 2016, 1pm PST
Federal regulators might have killed a proposal that would have built the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast in the city of Seattle.
Puget Sound Business Journal
November 26, 2014, 1pm PST
Bloomberg reports that the dream vehicle of commuters everywhere—a flying car—might be available on the market within three years.
November 9, 2014, 5am PST
A new Dutch invention uses lasers to scare birds away, intended to mitigate their interference with critical industries.
July 28, 2014, 11am PDT
While the FAA sorts out regulations for commercial drone flights in the United States, cities, states, and other groups have already restricted the flight of drones. Mapbox is working to compile a comprehensive map of prohibited air space.
June 13, 2014, 6am PDT
The first FAA-approved commercial drone flights took place this week. The flights will inform the FAA's policy expected by 2015 regarding non-military drone flights, per a mandate from Congress.
January 16, 2014, 11am PST
Los Angeles congressional representatives are leveraging the federal appropriations bill to advance legislation requiring the U.S. DOT and the FAA to develop ways to lessen the impact of helicopter noise on residential neighborhoods.
San Fernando Valley Business Journal
February 9, 2013, 7am PST
Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency that investigates crashes in all modes of transportation, particularly aviation, is leading the list of replacements for Transpo Secretary LaHood.
The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News