When will we start to see the sky buzzing with drones? Drones = more artificial wireless EMF emissions
Drones = more artificial wireless EMF emissions and exposures, regardless whether or not remote operation is line-of-sight (n.b. UPS and other stakeholders intend, and have already accomplished, non line-of-sight operation).
The highest level of drone certification, the FAA’s Part 135 Standard certification has no limits on the size or scope of operations. UPS, for example, is permitted to fly an unlimited number of drones with an unlimited number of remote operators in command. The standard also permits the drone and cargo to exceed 55 lb and to fly at night.
“This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace, expanding access to healthcare in North Carolina, and building on the success of the national UAS Integration Pilot Program to maintain American leadership in unmanned aviation,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao in the UPS press release.
The question is, when will we start to see the sky buzzing with drones that are laden with boxes and on a mission to get the goods to their final destinations? It may be coming sooner than you think. Both Amazon.com Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. are among those companies vying for FAA approvals to potentially transport food and small consumer goods to residential customers.
… and tested non-urgent commercial residential delivery in rural areas with drones launched from a UPS package delivery car.
UPS also has provided input to government regulators responsible for establishing rules for safe drone operations in the United States. A UPS senior executive has served since 2017 as one of a select group of corporate advisors on the FAA’s drone advisory committee.