Jennifer Trock

Jennifer Trock

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Civil Penalties Up For Some Aviation Violations

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued an interim final rule to increase the maximum aviation-related civil penalty amounts to adjust for inflation. The rule became effective on August 10, 2016, and will apply...more

11/23/2016 - Aviation Industry Civil Monetary Penalty Department of Transportation (DOT) Enforcement Actions Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 Interim Rule Statutory Violations

Coming Soon! Drones Overhead

Last week, the FAA sent a new proposed rule for operations of sUAS (aka “drones”) over people to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (“OIRA”). Currently, Part 107 for the commercial operation of...more

11/23/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) OIRA Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Picking Up Speed: DOT Releases Guidance on Automated Vehicles

New NHTSA guidance represents the federal government’s first attempt to develop a comprehensive regulatory structure for automated vehicles. This transformative technology offers vast promises and significant concerns...more

10/28/2016 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Cybersecurity Department of Transportation (DOT) Driverless Cars Hackers NHTSA Privacy Concerns Regulatory Oversight Safety Standards Technology

FAA Wants Details of Operations in Applications for Waivers and ATC Authorizations

Think your application for a Part 107 waiver is going to fly through the FAA like a drone? Think again. The FAA is throwing some cold water on these expectations. Earlier this week, the agency issued a Part 107 notice to...more

10/28/2016 - Airspace Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Amazon and Google Push for Drone Delivery Services to Take Flight

In light of the FAA’s new rule (or Part 107) for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry has eagerly pushed the U.S. government to initiate testing of drone delivery systems....more

10/7/2016 - Airspace Amazon Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Google Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New FAA Statutes and Rules for Commercial Drone Operations Will Benefit Utilities

The new Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rules (or Part 107) governing the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (also known as drones or sUAS) took effect on August 29, 2016. The utility and energy...more

9/30/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New FAA Statutes and Rules for Commercial Drone Operations will Benefit Utilities

New FAA rules broadly authorizing commercial drone operations are now in effect and the utility sector stands to benefit significantly. The new rules provide utilities the opportunity to utilize drones to reduce costs and...more

9/26/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Energy Sector Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) New Legislation Privacy Concerns Unmanned Aircraft Systems Utilities Sector

From Section 333 Exemptions to Part 107 – The Smooth Transition

The FAA’s new rule (or Part 107) for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (also known as sUAS or drones) took effect on Monday, August 29, 2016. Existing Section 333 Exemption holders may choose to continue operating under the...more

9/8/2016 - Airspace Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Federal Judge Upholds FAA Subpoenas – Extinguishes Flamethrower Drone Operator’s Claim

A federal court upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) subpoenas of a 19-year-old Connecticut drone operator in relation to YouTube videos showing two drones (also known as unmanned aircraft systems or UAS)...more

9/2/2016 - Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Cleared for Takeoff – FAA Commercial Drone Rule In Effect and 600,000 Expected Flying This Year

The wait is over for businesses across the United States eager to fly small drones (also known as small unmanned aircraft systems or sUAS). The new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule regarding commercial operation of...more

8/31/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drone Operations Near Wildfires Spark New Laws and Technological Advances

As wildfire season heats up in the Western United States, drone (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems” or “UAS”) operations near wildfires have spurred technological advances and prompted a series of state and federal...more

8/29/2016 - Airspace Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Preemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Ready For Takeoff! FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rule Takes Effect on August 29, 2016

The FAA’s new final rule, which will revolutionize commercial operations of small drones (also known as small Unmanned Aircraft Systems or “sUAS”), will become effective on Monday, August 29, 2016. The FAA is replacing its...more

8/25/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drone Defenses, Part I: Rely on Local Law Enforcement

The proliferation of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has resulted in a growing interest in preventing unlawful and potentially dangerous drone operations. Private entities are generally prohibited from taking...more

8/10/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems

U.S. EPA Finds Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Endanger Public Health—a First Step in Adoption of New ICAO Standards

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) released a draft rule in February of this year proposing a new standard for reducing GHG emissions in new and in-production commercial aircraft. In the wake of the proposed...more

8/1/2016 - Air Pollution Aircraft Draft Guidance EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions ICAO Public Health

Section 333 Petitions on Hold

The FAA has stopped processing Section 333 Exemption applications. With thousands of petitions in the queue, the FAA will make applicants that would qualify to operate under Part 107 wait until the new rule is effective in...more

7/25/2016 - Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Congress Updates UAS Safety Language in FAA Extension

In the FAA Extension legislation, Congress implemented important safety provisions related to drones (also known as unmanned aircraft systems or “UAS”). The language, which President Obama signed into law late last week,...more

7/19/2016 - Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems

FAA Gives Overburdened TSA Another Job: Drone Pilot Vetting

FAA’s Part 107 regulations create a structure to integrate commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (also known as “sUAS” or drones) into the National Airspace System (“NAS”). As part of this structure, the FAA has given...more

7/6/2016 - Airspace Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pilots TSA Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Countdown Begins! FAA’s New sUAS Rules Become Effective on August 29, 2016

Today, the FAA’s new rules regarding the commercial operation of small UAS (sUAS), which will be codified as 14 C.F.R. Part 107, were published in the Federal Register.  The new rules will become effective on August 29, 2016....more

6/29/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

FAA Releases Long-Awaited Rule for Commercial Operations of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

A key milestone in regulating the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) final rule overhauls the current case-by-case exemption regime, establishes an...more

6/24/2016 - Airspace Commercial Use Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drones in the Sky: An Analysis of FAA’s Milestone Rules for Commercial Operations

A key milestone in regulating the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) final rule overhauls the current case-by-case exemption regime, establishes an...more

6/24/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Final Rules Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

FAA Releases Long-Awaited Rule for Commercial Operation of sUAS

Today, the FAA unveiled its final rule for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), also known as drones. Industries across the country have been waiting eagerly for the release of the new regulations,...more

6/22/2016 - Commercial Use Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drones, sUAS and More: A Basic Guide for Unmanned Aircraft Terminology

Terms referring to drones are often used interchangeably among operators, regulators and manufacturers. Many people use the common term “drone,” while commercial operators, public organizations and associations refer to more...more

5/31/2016 - Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Popular Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Indian Regulator to Consider the Civil and Commercial Use of Drones

Last month, India’s civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), issued draft guidelines proposing a framework to regulate the civil and commercial use of unmanned aerial systems or drones...more

5/23/2016 - Commercial Use Drones India Registration Requirement Unmanned Aircraft Systems

21st Century Flight School: The FAA Making It Easier For Students to Operate UAS

Last week, the FAA announced that it was lessening the regulatory requirements on schools, allowing students and faculty to use UAS (commonly known as drones) as part of their coursework. Additionally, the FAA announced that...more

5/18/2016 - Driverless Cars Drones Educational Institutions Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems

India Moving Forward with Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulations for Civil and Commercial Use

Last month, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (“DGCA”) published draft guidelines (“Guidelines”) as a basis for regulating the civil use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”), more commonly called drones. The...more

5/11/2016 - Airspace Drones Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) India Proposed Regulation Registration Requirement Section 333 Exemption Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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