How The FAA Is Advancing Drone Operations

By Erik Dullea and Chris Sundberg (June 2, 2017, 11:01 AM EDT) -- The publication of Part 107 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations regarding the commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace system (the NAS) was a significant milestone for both the Federal Aviation Administration and UAS operators.

While this rulemaking addressed only a small sliver of potential drone operations, it marked the first time that the FAA published a regulatory framework specifically designed to accommodate UAS. Equally important, and despite the detractors who advocated for and expected the framework to be a quantum leap forward, the rulemaking is significant because it reduces the regulatory...

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