BLOOMBERG: The Federal Aviation Administration announced plans to make a new category for micro-drones. An advisory panel will draft requirements.
‘The department continues to be bullish on new technology,’ Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in the release. ‘We recognize the significant industry interest in expanding commercial access to the National Airspace System.’
The committee must finish its recommendations by April 1 in an attempt to speed the development of the new category, the agency said in the release. ‘The short deadline reinforces our commitment to a flexible regulatory approach that can accommodate innovation while maintaining today’s high levels of safety,’ Foxx said.