FAA Regs Still Apply To 'Commercial' Drone Use

Law360, New York (August 16, 2017, 2:28 PM EDT) -- For the past five years, the drone industry has clamored for the Federal Aviation Administration to issue rules to clarify the legal landscape. Drones have rich commercial potential, but development has been slowed by limited legal guidance. The current FAA budget reauthorization bills are proposing to address that, although the political climate makes adoption of any legislative changes uncertain.[1]

The FAA promulgated operational rules for the nation's first comprehensive regulation of the routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The new rules, codified as new part 107 to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, were intended to...

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