In the US companies are required to have a certificate for drones for commercial flight and now the FAA has fined one company, SkyPan International, $1.9 million for illegal drone flights.
This is the largest fine to date that the FAA has imposed on a company for flying drones, the flights took place between the 21st of March 2012 and 15th of December 2014.
There were a total of 65 flights made in various locations in New York and Chicago, the flights were used for aerial photography and some of them took place in New York in Class B airspace without clearance from radio traffic controllers.
“Flying unmanned aircraft in violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations is illegal and can be dangerous,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We have the safest airspace in the world, and everyone who uses it must understand and observe our comprehensive set of rules and regulations.”
The Federal Aviation Authority says that SkyPan has 30 days to respond to the fine, you can find out more information at the link below.