On December 28, 2020, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released guidelines outlining small drone flights over people and developed final rules for remote identification of manned aircraft. This allows regulators and drone service vendors to operate Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) and further enables operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) over People (OOP) mainstream. Without the potential to complete these flights safely, the fledgling commercial drone industry will struggle to get off the ground.
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