These and other pilot projects test several drone-related delivery considerations. Technologies themselves are being tested, assessing the drones’ abilities to accurately navigate, for example, and gauging the machines’ ability to safely transport its packages. The tests also are evaluating humans’ comfort levels with receiving deliveries via drones, as well as helping to figure out how to develop an air traffic system that can keep order in a sky crowded with unmanned vehicles.
While the FAA continues to explore ways to integrate drones, or small unmanned aircraft systems in official terminology, into American air spaces, the agency has issued much-anticipated operational rules to expand commercial use and simultaneously protect public safety. The UAS Rule, known also as Part 107, went into effect August 29, 2016 and details requirements drone operators must follow if flying for business purposes.
Commercial drones must:
These drones must not:
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