The FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) are establishing an aviation rule making committee with indurty stakeholders to develop a regulatory framework for certain types of UAS (UAV/Drone) to be operated over people who are not directly in operating the aircraft.
The committee will be recommending performance-based standards for the classification and operation of specific UAS craft to flown over people/populated areas safely.
They will begin work in March and will submit their final report on 1st April.
The FAA are aiming at providing a flexible framework for different UAS vehicles to operated in different ways.
The CAA will be following proceedings closely, hopefully, and we would like to see some progress here in the UK.
Read the FAA’s news release here.