DMA Statement on Today’s FAA Rule Announcement

The following statement is attributed to Kara Calvert, Director of the Drone Manufacturers Alliance:

“We applaud the Federal Aviation Administration for finalizing a rule that will provide immense benefits to the country by opening American airspace for safe, responsible use of small unmanned aircraft. We are extremely pleased the rule establishes a risk-based, federal approach for operating drones nationwide, and thank the FAA for engaging industry throughout the process. We believe the rule will enhance safety and compliance, and allow a spectrum of industries to utilize drones to save lives, time and expense.

“We look forward to working with the FAA as this rule is implemented, and on next steps for recognizing a set of rules for a micro category of UAS, and for beyond the line of sight and nighttime operations.”

About Drone Manufacturers Alliance
The Drone Manufacturers Alliance is a coalition of industry leaders, including 3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot that serves as the voice for drone manufacturers and customers across civilian, governmental, recreational, commercial, nonprofit and public safety applications. The coalition advocates for policies that promote innovation and safety for all users of small drones, and create a practical and responsible regulatory framework. To learn more, visit: @droneinnovation.