FAA Waivers Can Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider
Contact

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been granting drone flight waivers for certain restricted flights to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the FAA says that it is unlikely the waivers will extend beyond current stay-at-home restrictions. Thus far, the FAA has been granting waivers for companies using drones to deliver food and supplies in certain parts of the country in order to enable people to stay home while still being able to get the things they need. These approvals have been granted under the Part 107 (Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Rule), Special Government Interest Approval (e.g., a public safety aircraft), Part 137 Certification (i.e., agricultural aircraft operations) and Part 135 Certification (i.e., package delivery and beyond visual line of sight). As we look ahead, whether the FAA will continue to grant waivers as readily as they are in the current landscape is unknown.

[View source.]

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider
Contact
more
less

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.