New Drone Rules Show FAA Is Listening To The Industry

By Jared Greenberg and Andrew Blythe (February 4, 2021, 5:15 PM EST) -- On Dec. 28, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration released final rules regarding both the remote identification of unmanned aircraft and operations at night, over people and over moving vehicles. These rules were published in the Federal Register on Jan. 15.

The rules require that certain drones broadcast their identification and location during operation, and allow for commercial operations at night, over people and over moving vehicles under certain circumstances. The final rules demonstrate the FAA's attempt to balance the competing interest in the federal airspace between commercial operators, hobbyists, law enforcement and the general public.

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