Section 333 vs. Part 107: What Works for You?

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule – formally known as Part 107 – is effective from today, August 29. You may also be wondering what happens to your Section 333 exemption grant or petition for exemption. The biggest question is whether you are better off flying under the provisions of Part 107, or should continue using your existing exemption? Continue reading

Applying for a Waiver under the New FAA Drone Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new small drone rule effective August 29 – formally known as Part 107 – allows for some expanded operations based on technology mitigations if you can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions. Operators can apply for waivers to operate at night, beyond line of sight, above 400 feet and other specific types of operation. Continue reading

Domino’s Pizza Drone Delivery Service in New Zealand

Matt Sweeny, Don Meij (Domino’s (DPE) Group CEO) and Minister Simon Bridges (Minister of Transport)Flirtey and Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino’s) announced they have partnered on the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery model. The two companies exhibited the first stage of their partnership with a demonstration of pizza delivery by drone in Auckland, New Zealand on August 25th 2016. The successful demonstration was also attended by the Civil Aviation Authority and Minister of Transport Simon Bridges. Continue reading