BREAKING: FAA Considering Less Restrictive Commercial Drone Regulations

BREAKING: FAA Considering Less Restrictive Commercial Drone Regulations

Jim Case pulls his Kinze grain cart across the field to get into position for corn harvest.

Jim Case pulls his Kinze grain cart across the field to get into position for corn harvest.

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FAA is working toward allowing more freedom for drone operators, and at the same time is working with NASA on a plan to develop technology that will manage drone traffic, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said last week, as recently reported by AVWeb.com.

Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Huerta said “the next step” in the agency’s regulation of drones will be to allow them to be flown above people, “under specific circumstances.”

The FAA is working with industry partners to develop technologies to ensure that safety and security are not sacrificed.

Head on over to AVWeb.com for the full rundown on Huerta’s comments at CES.

How would more streamlined commercial UAV regulations help your operation? Would this development make you more likely to consider drones as a source of aerial imagery data in your operation? Let us know in the comments or email [email protected] with your thoughts. 

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UAV regs have evolved into somewhat streamlined function compared to a year ago. I believe the better question is will operations use more aerial imagery to help them make better and more timely decisions. Those of us in the remote sensing an aerial data acquisition profession wholeheartedly believe UAVs are the way to go – PrecisionAg Specialist for a farm co-op in MI