FAAST Blast — Week of Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 03, 2021 Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update
New Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation
This week the FAA announced two final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA) which will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. The Remote ID rule (https://go.usa.gov/xAK6A), a major step toward further integrating drones into the NAS, provides identification of drones in flight as well as the location of their control stations, providing crucial information to our national security agencies and law enforcement partners, and other officials charged with ensuring public safety. The Operations Over People and at Night rule (https://go.usa.gov/xAK67) applies to part 107 operators. The ability to fly over people and moving vehicles varies depending on the level of risk a small drone operation presents to people on the ground.