Tuesday, June 21, 2016

FAA Finalizes Small UAS Rule

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized the first operational rules, part 107, for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. The new guidelines open pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. The regulations work to safely harness innovation and spur job growth. “We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief,” says U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We look forward to working with the aviation community to support innovation, while maintaining our standards as the safest and most complex airspace in the world.” According to industry estimates, the rule could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years. The new rule, which takes effect in late August, offers...Click here to read full story

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