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EASA proposes measures to address eVTOL noise

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Last week, the European Aviation Safety Agency proposed an interim measure to address issues related the environment and eVTOL use, especially noise. The document contains applicable noise technical specifications and...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Drone Data Marketplace Assists in Assessing Flood Risk and Better Disaster Response

Globhe Drones, based in Sweden, provides a subscription model platform for businesses to access data from about 8,000 drone operators in 134 countries. Globhe’s drone data marketplace gathers aerial imagery and generates...more

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The Sky’s the Limit: The Many Ways Drone Footage Can Benefit Your Case

If you are like most attorneys, you think of drones in terms of their ability to capture images of large expanses of land and sea—and they are great for that purpose. But Andrew Buckley, trial consultant and a certified drone...more

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EASA’s U-Space: The future of air traffic management for drones and VTOL

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The future of air mobility will include large numbers of unmanned aircraft flying in complex environments. Initially, unmanned operations started in rural areas to mitigate risk, but integration of these aircraft into...more

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Drones and Remote Identification . . . Another Development

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We are fast approaching the date when unmanned aircraft flown in the United States will have to be equipped for remote identification. One of the few exceptions to this requirement applies to UAS operated within...more

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New York’s Long-Arm Jurisdiction Extends its Reach

The scope of New York’s long arm jurisdiction may be broader than you anticipate. In State of New York v. Vayu, 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 801, 2023 WL 1973001 (February 14, 2023), the New York Court of Appeals, in a 5-1 decision,...more

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Nueva iniciativa en materia de cabotaje internacional en México.

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A pesar de que la primera iniciativa de diciembre 2022 para permitir el cabotaje se encuentra en pausa en el Congreso de la Unión, el pasado 28 de marzo de 2023 se publicó en la gaceta parlamentaria una nueva iniciativa del...more

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Wireless Roundup (April 2023)

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FCC Seeks Comment on Rules to Enable Wireless Communications for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems: In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) requests comment on proposed...more

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OFAC continues to sanction Iran’s UAV procurement network

On March 21, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions in coordination with the FBI against four entities and three individuals in Iran and Turkey accused of supporting Iran’s...more

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US Government Agencies Take Actions in Response to Russian Use of Iranian UAVs in Ukraine

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The U.S. government recently has taken several actions targeting Iran and Iranian entities for contributing to Russia’s military and defense industrial base to address Russia’s use of Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)...more

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OFAC sanctions Iran’s international UAV procurement network

On March 9, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against a China-based network of five companies and one individual accused of supporting Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicle...more

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Ley de Protección del Espacio Aéreo Mexicano: Control militar en los cielos

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El 1 de marzo de 2023 se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación la Ley de Protección del Espacio Aéreo Mexicano (“LPEAM”), la cual entró en vigor al día siguiente. Dicha ley prevé principalmente lo siguiente: (i) se...more

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FCC Considers Technical and Operational Rules for Drones in 5030-5091 MHz Band

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering rules to enable wireless communications for drones (or unmanned aircraft (UAS)) operating in the 5030-5091 MHz spectrum band and is seeking comment on whether the FCC...more

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Wireless Roundup (March 2023)

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FCC Seeks Comment on Rules to Enable Wireless Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems: In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) requests comment on proposed...more

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Autonomous Akin Update - February 2023

Our newsletter reflects the focus of Akin Gump’s cross-practice autonomous systems and advanced mobility team on developments in the regulatory, policy, trade, intellectual property, and cybersecurity and privacy spaces....more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

OFAC sanctions senior executives of Iranian UAV manufacturer

On February 3, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 13382 against eight senior executives of an Iran-based firm that was previously sanctioned by the...more

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Now is Your Chance to be Heard on the FCC’s New Proposed Drone Regulations

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The 30-day clock is about to start for comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking industry input on whether and how to regulate the wireless communications used to operate...more

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Emerging aviation: what do we need to make it a reality?

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In Jan 2022, we published one of aviation’s most comprehensive legal reports Global air freight’s future – The sky is the limit. Today, the key topics still stand and looking ahead in 2023, we continue to monitor emerging...more

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FCC Launches Rulemaking on Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) Operations

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The Federal Communications Commission has taken the next step toward its goal of providing operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) access to protected and licensed spectrum, releasing a notice of proposed rulemaking...more

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GAO To FAA “Do Better on Drones!”

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just released a 55-page report containing a series of recommendation for improving the FAA’s integration of drones into the National Airspace System (NAS). In conducting this...more

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What is ‘advanced air mobility’? eVTOLs, flying taxis and more

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This time last year, we published one of aviation’s most comprehensive legal reports Global air freight’s future – The sky is the limit. Today, the key topics still stand and looking ahead in 2023, we continue to monitor...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Autonomous Akin Update - January 2023

Autonomous Akin brings you the latest news and developments regarding autonomous systems and advanced mobility so that you can keep a pulse on what is happening in government and industry that is impactful for your business....more

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New EASA plan for drones and VTOL operations

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On December 19, 2022, EASA published a new document relating to its rulemaking plans for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL). EASA operational rules for UAS are separated into...more

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Looking ahead to 2023: Top three trends in emerging aviation

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In Jan 2022, we talked about how AAM had the potential to transform how people and cargo are moved. Looking ahead in 2023, we anticipate several trends in this emerging aviation market....more

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FCC Proposes Rules to License Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Proposed rules would provide licensed spectrum access to unmanned aircraft systems. Licensed spectrum use would allow for riskier unmanned flights....more

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