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Drone Growth Threatened by Cyber, Human Error, Privacy Concerns: Lloyd’s Report

“Cyber-attacks, reckless pilots and privacy breaches are fundamental threats to the drone industry.” That’s the overall conclusion of a new report published by Lloyd’s, entitled “Drones Take Flight.” The report describes the “drones sector” as a”dynamic and important component of …

Drone Coverage: Into the Great Unknown

Insurance Services Office (ISO) recently released a “matched set” of drone-related endorsements for use with the commercial general liability (CGL) policy: three exclusionary endorsements and three “limited coverage” endorsements. All six endorsements have a 06 15 edition date and are …

London’s IUA Supports Coordinated, International Approach to Drone Regulation

A coordinated, international approach to the regulation of aviation drones is essential for the technology to thrive, said the International Underwriting Association (IUA), which represents wholesale re/insurance companies in the London market. As a result of rapidly growing interest in …

Drone Supporters Clash with Georgia Over Capitol Airspace Ban

Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia’s Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines. It’s the latest clash between …

Drone Industry Development Backed by Plentiful Insurance Capacity: Marsh Report

The rapid development of the unmanned aerial systems (UAS/drone) industry is underpinned by the insurance market’s willingness to provide cover for the deployment of the fledging technology, said a report published by Marsh. Insurance capacity for UAS operations is plentiful …

Erie Insurance Receives FAA Approval to Use Drones in Claims, Underwriting

Erie Insurance announced Wednesday that it received conditional approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) — commonly referred to as drones — in the company’s claims and underwriting processes. The FAA approval allows …

Privacy Restrictions on Nevada Drones Would be Imposed by Bill

A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people’s privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in investigations and …

State Farm Seeks to Test Drone Use for Damage Response in Illinois

State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disasters. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported that the Bloomington-based company has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation. It asks …

Louisiana Agriculture Officials Seek Drone Rule Changes

Louisiana agricultural officials have asked the federal government to loosen restrictions on the use of pilotless aerial vehicles. The Advocate reported the Federal Aviation Administration is modifying drone regulations and is expected to release proposed rules in November. LSU AgCenter …

National Parks Service Temporarily Bans Drones Over Its Lands, Waters

The National Park Service last Friday temporarily banned the launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft or drones on lands and waters it administers. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said the ban would be in effect the NPS can determine …