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Briefing May 2014 Issue

Briefing: May 2014

FAA Struggles To Cope With UAS Integration

The FAA has promised to publish a draft set of rules later this year for integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace, but as the technology develops, the pressure to allow commercial use of the aircraft has stepped up. The FAA lost a round in March when an NTSB judge overruled the FAA’s effort to slap a drone operator with a $10,000 fine for commercial operations. The NTSB judge said the FAA’s statements regarding drone use and limitations couldn’t be enforced because they hadn’t followed the full public rulemaking process. The FAA appealed that decision.

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