Press Release – FAA and Skypan International, Inc., Reach Agreement on Unmanned Aircraft Enforcement Cases

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration today announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with SkyPan International, Inc., of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) incongested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules.

Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a $200,000 civil penalty. The company also agrees to pay an additional $150,000 if it violates Federal Aviation Regulations in the next year, and $150,000 more if it fails to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement.

SkyPan also agrees to work …read more

Source: http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=21374&omniRss=press_releasesAoc&cid=102_P_R

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