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MAYS LANDING, N.J. – The new regulations by the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) went into effect Monday and clarify what is acceptable for commercial usage for small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), such as drones.
Previously, drone operators using UASs for business had to apply for a FAA waiver, which was considered time-consuming and costly.
In addition to commercial businesses, the FAA says the new rules could generate more than $82 billion for the US economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next ten years.
"The rules are in place and people have been waiting for these rules to come out for a long time. The FAA has set up a website that contains information for people that are interested in becoming commercial UAS operators and that we have a civil obligation to abide by those rules and keep the National Airspace System as safe as we possibly can," said James Taggart, a professor of computer information systems.
For a full look at all the rules and regulations visit FAA.gov.
The new rules could make it easier for businesses in construction, surveying, agriculture, firefighting, search and rescue, conservation, academic research, film and video production and countless other fields.