Drone enthusiasts celebrated a federal court ruling last week that struck down rules requiring non-commercial owners to register their drones with the Federal Aviation Administration.Under the rules, which have been in effect since 2015, more than 820,000 people have registered to fly drones. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with April Glaser (@aprilaser), reporter covering drones for Recode, about the ruling and how the FAA could respond.
JD.com, one of the largest online retailers in China, announced that it plans to develop a drone capable of carrying one ton of cargo for deliveries to and from remote parts of the country. The company will test its drone technology in the northwestern Chinese province of Shaanxi, where the online retailer has reached an agreement with the local government to test a low-altitude drone logistics network.
If you buy a new drone in the U.S. to fly non-commercially, you no longer have to register your drone with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a decision issued today by a federal court in Washington, D.C. The court ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012.