Before continuing, tell you that the FAA o Federal Aviation Administration, is the organization in charge of regulating the use of drones in the United States, so its regulations do not have to be applied, for example, in Spain. Why then do we talk about it in HWLibre? Plain and simple because once these standards have been approved by the FAA, as is often the case and has happened on many occasions, they finally end up being approved in the rest of the countries with simple variations in perception.
Going into a little more detail, tell you that This new regulatory framework will come into force from August thus forcing any person who uses a drone in a commercial activity to previously obtain a user license that will be issued by the FAA after, as in any other license, passing a series of tests that prove that the person is suitable and has sufficient handling as to perfectly control one of these devices.
As issued by the agency itself, thanks to the implementation of this regulation, it is expected that more than 100.000 jobs in the next ten years as well as a monetary report for the country of about 82.000 million. As for the possible use of autonomous drones, tell you that the new regulations can pose a big problem for all those multinationals that intend to use them, at least for now in the United States.
As a detail to tell you, before leaving you with the established rules, that these are not final so the FAA will continue working on additional rules to expand the range of operations. These are the seven most interesting points of the new regulations American:
- The devices will always fly at less than 160 kilometers per hour and below 120 meters of altitude.
- Commercial drones, considered aircraft by the FAA, must weigh less than 25 kilograms.
- Each person will not be able to fly more than one drone simultaneously.
- Drones cannot be flown over person unless they are participants in the flight operation. In that case, they can fly as long as they are inside a parked car or under a covered structure.
- They must always fly in the operator's line of sight and no device may be used to extend the line of sight. In addition, it will only be possible to fly in daylight and at sunrise.
- Pilots must have valid documentation of their drone for possible inspections by the FAA when it sees fit.
- The drones will be able to operate in restricted airspace (classes B, C, D and E) having received permission from the authorities that regulate air traffic.