New FAA-Commissioned Report on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Human Collision Hazards May Support Broader Approval for UAS Flights Over People

Part 107, the rule broadly authorizing commercial UAS (drone) operations, was an important step forward for the commercial UAS industry. However, Part 107 limited operations in important ways. One significant limitation surrounds flights over people. Under current FAA regulations, flights over people other than the UAS flightcrew are prohibited. This prohibition creates significant obstacles for commercial UAS operators, especially those that typically need to occur in more urban and suburban environments, such as media and newsgathering activities, real estate, infrastructure inspection and, someday, package delivery, will require the flexibility to operate over people.

Click here to view the full article


Download PDF Share Back To Listing
Loading data