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2017 Will Be Big for the Commercial Drone Industry

DRONELIFE has gathered together several experts who offer their 7 biggest predictions for the commercial drone industry in 2017.

They write, “Many experts saw the 2016 rollout of Part 107 from the FAA as a watershed moment for the commercial drone industry as a whole. For a long time, organizations of all sizes stayed away from fully exploring UAV technology because of the hurdles and uncertainty associated with securing a Section 333 Exemption. Under Part 107 though, operators and organizations have a clear idea around how they can legally operate a drone for commercial purposes, and the threshold to do so has been considerably reduced. Part 107 might not have given commercial drone operators everything they wanted, but even the FAA’s harshest critics had to admit the rule provides the clear guidance and structure they had long been asking to see delivered. Because of this development, 2017 is shaping up to be a critically important year.”

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