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DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

As drone technology becomes more sophisticated and accessible, the use of unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”) for non-hobby commercial applications will become more frequent. According to industry estimates, the use of UAS in furtherance of commercial interests could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next ten years. Recognizing the need for new laws, the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration have imposed a series of new laws governing the UAS operations for non-hobby use.

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