Long-delayed and much-anticipated, completion of the FAA’s first rules for commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, has been welcomed by industry. But questions are already being asked about how quickly the agency will move beyond the limits of these first regulations. Set to take effect in late August, the new Part 107 regulation places stringent limits on operating UAS weighing 55 lb. or less, but establishes a waiver mechanism whereby individual ...

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