March 11, 2014

Huerta v. Pirker Decision Puts the Remote Control Back in FAA's Hands

Arnold & Porter Advisory

On March 6, a Denver-based National Transportation Safety Board administrative law judge granted a motion to dismiss a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) order assessing a fine on an individual for allegedly operating a commercial drone in an unsafe manner. The holding may ultimately require the FAA to issue a new rule if the agency intends to regulate the use of drones and model aircraft for commercial purposes.

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