The FAA has released their final rule for drone registration, but most people overlook the impact that this will have on businesses. This article goes into how this new rule will impact businesses who are building drone programs or looking to use UAVs in their operations in the future.
Early this week, the FAA published the recommendations of their task force on drone registration. Though there exist some significant challenges associated with the new set of recommendations, ultimately businesses using drones will not be significantly impacted by these recommendations.
The DoT and FAA have asked for comments on how to register small UAS. Registration could seriously damage the industry, and the hobby. Smart solutions are possible, however. Read our full comment to the DoT and FAA.
In a press conference earlier today, the US Department of Transportation announced its plan to require the registration of drones operating in the National Airspace. Their plan involves forming a task force that will ideally create a set of rules to register drones by mid-December. However, this announcement, like many regulatory attempts before it, adds complexity to the regulatory landscape while answering few of the questions required to create a safe and effective industry.