Drones can hover over people and at night as per new FAA rule

For technologies to revolutionize the world, right policies need to be on the place just like in the case of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle also known as drones. Drones have widespread uses but certain safety and security concerns thwart its commercialization. Looking at the scenario, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has divulged a set of proposed regulations which would allow routine flights over people and at night, with appropriate safety precautions.

The proposed changes were recently released in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by the United States Department of Transportation. Regulation would replace the need for waivers for certain operations, which have provided a temporary regulatory solution for allowing flight over people. The Transportation Department and FAA have been testing loosening these restrictions as part of a pilot program started last year with 10 public-private partnerships. The proposal will soon be published in the federal register, where it will enter a 60-day open comment period. The purpose of proposed regulations is to vividly increase the commercial use of drones …

Drones can hover over people and at night as per new FAA rule

Geospatial World | Jan. 22, 2019

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