Tuesday, April 20, 2021

FAA Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Recommendations Final Report

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Here it is, what folks have been waiting for. Digest and understand dear sUAS News reader.

“The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chartered the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (the “ARC”) to provide recommendations to the FAA Administrator on a regulatory framework for the classification and operation of micro UAS. The FAA contemplated a micro UAS classification in the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Small UAS NPRM), published on February 23, 2015. After reviewing comments to the Small UAS NPRM, however, the FAA decided that further engagement with industry stakeholders was needed before conducting rulemaking to address the regulatory framework for classification and operation of micro UAS. The stated objective of the ARC was “to consider recommendations for a performance-based standard that would allow for micro UAS to be operated over people who are not directly participating in the operation of the UAS or under a covered structure,” which would ultimately contribute to an enforceable rule imposed by the FAA. ”

See the report here: Micro UAS ARC FINAL Report (4-2-16)

Gary Mortimer
Gary Mortimer
Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.