US will soon allow small drones to fly over people and at night | The National

New FAA rules will open new opportunities for commercial drone deliveries

Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the US, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday, in a step towards their use for widespread commercial deliveries.

A drone demonstrates delivery capabilities from the top of a UPS truck during testing in the US in February 2017. Reuters

The FAA said its long-awaited rules for the drones will address security concerns by requiring remote technology in most cases to enable their identification from the ground.

The rules will take effect 60 days after publication in the federal register in January.

Drone makers will have 18 months to begin producing drones with Remote ID, and operators will have another year to provide the technology… More on drones in the link below…

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