Drone maker today DJI welcomed the first step Congress has taken to set up a regulatory framework for the use of micro drones used in commercial applications.
A House committee Feb. 11 approved regulations introduced by Rep. Rodney David (R-Ill.) covering the use of mico-UAS drones weighing less than 4.4 pounds.
“Based on, but more conservative than, familiar rules for recreational model aircraft use, this framework promotes a culture of compliance while unlocking the benefits of this technology for a great variety of industries, including countless small business applications,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI VP of public policy and legal affairs.
The regulations were introduced as an amendment to H.R. 441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the regulations late Thursday evening.