FAA Chief Says Drone Flight-Over-People Rule Still In Works

Law360, New York (January 6, 2017, 5:50 PM EST) -- The Federal Aviation Administration chief said Friday that the agency is still ironing out privacy and security concerns before it can finalize proposed regulations allowing the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, over people for the first time.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Friday that the process of working with interagency partners to reconcile certain challenges associated with the drone flights over people rule is “taking time.”

“Allowing unmanned aircraft to fly over people raises safety questions because of the risk of injury to those underneath in the...

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