• Key Issues and Insights for Transportation and Energy Companies Regarding Commercial Drone Operations
  • July 26, 2016 | Authors: John D. Goetz; Ira M. Karoll; Rebecca MacPherson; Devin A. Winklosky
  • Law Firms: Jones Day - Pittsburgh Office ; Jones Day - Washington Office ; Jones Day - Pittsburgh Office
  • On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) released Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations that, for the first time, provide standards for general operation and certification of drones or small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”). The new Part 107 was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 20161 and is effective on August 29, 2016. It is significantly more accommodating of the commercial considerations associated with sUAS operations than previously indicated in the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) or previously allowed under the FAA’s Section 333 Exemption regime.