A Big Drone Victory For FAA

Law360, New York (October 16, 2017, 1:11 PM EDT) -- Late last month, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts struck down most of the city of Newton's ordinance that attempted to regulate drone operations in the city. U.S. District Judge Williams G. Young, in a decision that showed substantial deference to Federal Aviation Administration regulations and its unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS") "Fact Sheet," found most of the city's ordinance to be federally preempted, since it "essentially constitutes a wholesale ban on drone use" and was an "interven[tion] in the FAA's careful regulation of aircraft safety."

As states and cities struggle to restrict increasingly widespread drone operations, the...

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