WASHINGTON—FAA will soon publish a proposed regulation that would allow flights of small drones for commercial purposes at night and over people under certain conditions. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the pending release of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) governing small drones Jan. 14 in a speech at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register “as soon as possible,” a date ...

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