FAA: New drone rules address safety, provide more operational flexibility

“Cameras on the drones need to be active at all times so the drones will be literally recording everything it sees,” Lyons said in an email. “The ability to see into peoples houses, backyards, etc. is something that currently exists with satellites … but the drones will be a visible intrusion to many people.”

Though commercial drone activity may surge initially, based on FAA’s latest actions, Lyons questioned how long the uptick would last and if the expense of full adoption and security concerns stymie growth.  

“Developing a fleet of these drone systems … in addition to the cost of the equipment and maintenance” is expensive, he wrote. Additionally, drone pilots would have to be hired or current logistics professionals re-trained.

But his hunch is that transportation and logistic communities will find opportunities to enhance their delivery systems after conducting an exhaustive cost-benefit analysis, finding that it should be less expensive to ship using drone technology, “depending on distance and weight-load limitations,” he said. 

Drones currently are the fastest-growing component of the transportation industry, with over 1.7 million drone registrations and 203,000 FAA-certificated remote pilots, per FAA. 


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