Air Traffic Control For Drones - NASA Tests National Management SystemIt's the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones and NASA is doing the testing in Texas and other U.S. cities.
Mansfield Police Department Using Drones To Fight CrimeThey're battery operated, take flight in seconds and can save the lives of police officers. Now, one North Texas police department is using drones to fight and prevent crime.
Burritos In The Sky: Chipotle Tests Drone DeliveriesFlying burritos will soon be a reality over one U.S. college campus. Chipotle is taking part in a test that will let some students and staff have their favorite tortilla-wrapped meal delivered by drone.
New Regulations In Effect For Small, Commercial DronesThe new rules for small business drone use take effect today. Before now commercial drone operators had to go through the lengthy process of getting a waiver from the federal government to operate.
FAA To Require Drone Registration, Says Operators Are "Aviators"Owners of many small drones and model airplanes will have to register them with the government.
Report Cites 241 Close Encounters Between Pilots, DronesThere have been at least 241 reports of close encounters between drones and manned aircraft, including nearly a dozen in North Texas, that meet the government's definition of a near midair collision.
Safety Concerns Lead Feds To Require Registration For DronesThe move is being prompted by a growing number of reported close calls and incidents that pose safety risks.