The Federal Aviation Administration‘s new regulations governing routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aerial systems went into effect Monday.
FAA said MondayÂ it createdÂ the rules formally known as Part 107Â in an effort to mitigate potential risks that small UAS can pose to other aircraft, people and properties on the ground.
The agency also implemented processesÂ to help drone operators applyÂ for waivers if their proposed flightsÂ do not quite comply with the new policyÂ or seek authorization to fly Class G dronesÂ inÂ controlled airspace.
On Monday, FAA launchedÂ an online portal whereÂ operators can requestÂ waiversÂ of applicable provisionsÂ under Part 107 andÂ expand operations based on technology mitigations.
AuthorizedÂ testing centers in the U.S. will now administer theÂ Aeronautical Knowledge TestÂ to support the remote pilot certification process for applicants that aim to complete theÂ FAA Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application.
The aviation authority alsoÂ published extensive materials in August to help small UAS ownersÂ prepare for the test.