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AEC TECH NEWS: New FAA rules for small UAS go into effect

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The regulations officially took effect on Aug. 29, 2016.

AEC TECH NEWS: Applying for a waiver under the new drone rules

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new small drone rule effective August 29 — formally known as Part 107 — allows for some expanded operations based on technology mitigations if you can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions. Operators can apply for waivers to operate at night, beyond line of sight, above 400 feet and other specific types of operation.

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