Since releasing its Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) rule on Aug. 29, as of Nov. 9 the FAA had received more than 30,000 new aircraft registrations from commercial operators and more than 22,500 remote pilot applications. Jay Merkle, the FAA’s director of systems integration and requirements analysis, says more than 10,000 of the applicants for the remote pilot license had passed the test. Merkle provided the statistics on Nov. 9 at the Air Traffic Control ...

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