March 27, 2015

FAA Blanket COA Eases Restrictions on Commercial UAS Operations

Juliet Van Wagenen

Unmanned Aircraft System. Photo: Yann Caradec (Flickr) [Avionics Today 03-27-15] The FAA has introduced an interim policy that will slash some red tape for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) commercial operators. Under the new policy, the agency will grant operators who have already received Section 333 exemption a “blanket” Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for flights at or below 200 feet. This means UAS pilots can fly relatively freely up to 200 feet outside of restricted airspace...

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