The new regulations that will go into effect next year will clarify and simplify many things related to drones for 25 years or less, but there will also be progress in using more serious structures.
The first provisions of the long-awaited drone regulation, which will take effect 60 days after its publication in the Federal Gazette, will be published in January, according to yesterday’s announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new rules will bring big changes, especially with regard to small UAVs, but they will also mark advances in the commercial use of more dangerous machines.
Devices weighing less than 0.55 pounds (about 25 knots) can still fly in most cases without remote identification (except for outside events, for example), and heavy equipment manufacturers will have 18 months to uniquely identify their devices. Drones no longer have to send location data when connected to the Internet, but ID messages must be broadcast on the radio – this allows them to be used in areas where there is no internet connection, among other things.
According to a Reuters report, it would also be possible to fly over people or at night, of course under the right conditions. In the first case, small drones can no longer fly over their operator or people in the covered areas and vehicles; The rules are actually more complicated for larger planes than they should be for night lights, for example.
They will slowly turn around other vehicles
More than 1.7 million drones have been registered in the United States to date, and more than 200,000 have pilot assessments issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. According to the authority, the new rules represent an important step towards the gradual integration of drones into air traffic, taking into account safety considerations. This would be an amazing thing, especially for commercial transportation missions, just as companies in such sectors are already competing to develop drone fleets that make deliveries more efficient.
The drone remote identifier actually works as the license plate equivalent and will be a prerequisite for carrying out more complex operations with them in the future with the necessary safeguards. Next year will also see the amendment proposed last year stipulating that small drones should not have rotating parts that could touch and injure people’s skin.
As we reported in November, according to the Innovation and Technology Ministry (ITM) bill, drones can soon be transported here only with the HungaroControl app. The ministry’s announcement at that time indicated that the European Union regulations came into effect last summer, but it postponed the application of the regulations that define flight and operating conditions until the end of 2020 in the face of an epidemic, the details of which remained the responsibility of member states.