FAA Asserts Exclusive Authority To Regulate Drone Operations

WASHINGTON—Settling a debate that arose last year within its Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), FAA in a policy statement said it has exclusive authority over aircraft operations—including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—within navigable airspace, although it allows that state and local governments can...

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