The US Federal Aviation Administration announced that small uncrewed aircraft “drones” will be allowed to fly over the country and at night in the United States, which is an important plan towards the possibility of using them in commercial deliveries.
The US Federal Aviation Administration said its long-awaited rules to legalize the use of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as uncrewed aerial vehicles, will be established; To avoid security concerns, by requesting the development of remote identification technology for the aircraft, to enable the authorities to identify the aircraft from the ground, according to Reuters.
These new rules are scheduled to take effect 60 days after publication in the US Federal Register in January 2021. The manufacturers of these aircraft will have 18 months to start producing aircraft equipped with remote identification technology, while these aircraft operators will have one year. Additionally, to provide the identity of these aircraft for remote identification.
“The new rules pave the way for more unmanned aircraft integrations into US airspace by addressing safety and security concerns,” Federal Aviation Administration Director Steve Dixon said, noting that they: “Bring us closer to the day we will see drone operations.” Like parcel delivery, it operates routinely and daily. ”
As a result, companies are racing to create unmanned fleets to speed up deliveries. The United States has more than 1.7 million drone registrations and 203,000 remote pilots certified by the U.S.A.