FAA has hit some milestones in the integration process, it has yet to finalize small UAS rules, let alone facilitate the full integration of UAS that Congress contemplated in 2012

It should come as a surprise to no one when the government misses a deadline. Just look at the budget flight every few months in congress. Well that tradition continues into the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration has missed the deadline set by Congress in 2012 to integrate drones into the national airspace. This would have had all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones as most people call them now into an encompassing framework of rules. The rules would have govern the way commercial grade drones could be used. There are already some FAA regulations in place for both commercial and civilian drones but they are not universal. As of now the FAA has only to issue a draft proposal for new rules. It is currently enforcing on a case-by-case basis.

There over 1,000 companies with an FAA 333 exemption to fly drones as part of their business. The association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)  wrote a letter to FAA about the disappointment on the missed deadline. Not everyone is waiting around though. New York and California legislators are introducing bills that severely limit drones in their states. We need to have rules because no one wants a drone to drop out of the sky on to your house.


By Rubens Saintel

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