The final rules will largely replace the cumbersome Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption and Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) processes, according to Tom Dougherty
, leader of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Industry Team
at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. The new rules are expected to take effect in late August.
“Many aspects of the final rules are very similar to the draft rules and operational limitations contained in approved Section 333 Exemptions,” said Dougherty. “There are, however, some noteworthy differences that should make it easier for commercial drone operators in a wide variety of businesses to more rapidly deploy and take advantage of this technology.”
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