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Integrating drones and spacecraft into the existing regulatory framework is a work in progress. Drones for business and recreational use continue to proliferate in the skies, and in the short history of widespread drone use, there have already been at least two drone/aircraft midair collisions.
Bailey & Partners is actively involved in shaping both drone and space law by working directly with political action committees, notably the American Association of Justice’s political action committee, AAJ PAC.
We have our finger on the pulse of drone law as it evolves. Bailey & Partners are relentless advocates for making insurance a requirement for drone operators. We also support requiring operators to use mode C transponders and to communicate via radio when flying their drones in and around congested airspace.
Unfortunately, drone-aircraft midair collisions will occur with increasing frequency; and such collisions could endanger private and commercial aircraft users. Additionally, spacecraft will also be exposed to sharing the airspace with drones in the Earth’s atmosphere, which could cause personal injury, wrongful death, and destruction of property. Regarding space law, we support the elimination of the limitation of liability clause as it applies to personal injury and wrongful death in current and proposed federal statutes.
All of this is part of an evolving industry, but Bailey & Partners is strategically postured to handle drone-related catastrophes in the present-day “wild, wild West” regulatory environment. Our goal is to get you justice in the air and in space. Contact us or call us at 800-973-2263 to schedule a free consultation.