According to the May update on DOT’s Rulemaking Webpage the projected publication date for the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) has been pushed back to October 2012. Sources close to the project speculate that we may not see the somewhat contentious proposed rule until after the 2012 Presidential campaign. My money is on the later…
Though the delay in the release of the NPRM is unfortunate, the advent of the sUAS rule is inevitable. Please continue to check back often for the latest news and updates on the sUAS rulemaking process.
AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs