DJI encourages operators to comment on proposed FAA ruling


DJI is urging professional drone operators in the US to submit comments to the FAA about proposed new rules to allow professionals to routinely fly drones at night and over people.

The ruling will also set out how to safely prepare for UTM, implement payload restrictions and enable flight beyond visual line of sight.

The FAA must receive comments on these proposals through its online portal by April 15.

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So far, around 1,300 comments have been given about safe and secure drone operations but fewer than 100 comments have been received about flight at night and over people.

Brendan Schulman, vice president of policy and legal affairs, commented: “Drone professionals know society has barely tapped the potential of this transformative technology, and we appreciate the FAA’s willingness to listen to the voices of people who use drones every day as they craft these necessary rules.”

He added: “Given how vital these rules are for every professional drone pilot in America, it is surprising to see how few comments have been received. We strongly encourage professional drone operators and fleet operators to read the FAA’s proposals and submit their perspectives on how to ensure drones can handle expanded responsibilities safely.”

DJI confirmed it will submit its own formal comments by the deadline.

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