Drones Approved by the FAA For Commercial Use

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Section 333 approved Drones

Wondering if your drone has been approved by the FAA for commercial use?   Here is the list below (scroll down).

If your drone is not on this list, don’t worry.  We can always ask the FAA to add your drone to the list.

Drones Approved by the FAA under Section 333 under the Airworthiness Certification

Here is what your exemption will say about granting relief from airworthiness regulations for certain UAS:

In accordance with the statutory criteria provided in Section 333 of Public Law 112−95 in reference to 49 U.S.C. § 44704, and in consideration of the size, weight, speed, and limited operating area associated with the aircraft and its operation, the Secretary of Transportation has determined that this aircraft meets the conditions of Section 333. Therefore, the FAA finds that relief from 14 CFR part 21, Certification procedures for products and parts, 2 Subpart H—Airworthiness Certificates, and any associated noise certification and testing requirements of part 36, is not necessary.

What does this FAA mumbo-jumbo mean?  it means that you can fly the manufacturer/models below as ‘safe.’  Keep in mind that you will also have to comply with these limitations under your 333 exemption.

8. Any UAS that has undergone maintenance or alterations that affect the UAS operation or flight characteristics, e.g., replacement of a flight critical component, must undergo a functional test flight prior to conducting further operations under this exemption. Functional test flights may only be conducted by a PIC with a VO and must remain at least 500 feet from other people. The functional test flight must be conducted in such a manner so as to not pose an undue hazard to persons and property.

9. The operator is responsible for maintaining and inspecting the UAS to ensure that it is in a condition for safe operation.

3D Robotics Aero-M X8+
3D Robotics X8+
3DRobotics Aero-M
3DRobotics Flying Squirrel-Specktre
3DRobotics Iris+
3DRobotics Spektre Industrial Multi-Rotor Aerial Vehicle
Aerialtronics Altura Zenith ATX8
Aerobo UAV
AeroLogix GeoStar
Aeromao: AeroMapper 300
Aeronavics Sky Jib 8 v.2 Heavy Lifter
Aeronavics X4 Titanium
Aervonics Sky Jib with DJI A2 flight controller
Aeryon Scout UAS
Aeryon SkyRanger
Aibotix X-6
Air Rover AR-300
AirCover QR-425
AirRobot AR180
AirRobot AR200
Align T Rex 700E F3C
Allied Drones Chaos X-8
Allied Drones HornetCam
Altavian Nova Block III
Altavian Nova F 6500
Altavian R8400
Amazon manufactured multi-rotor sUAS
Arch Aerial OCTO
ARF-MikroKopter OktoXL
AscTec (Ascending Technologies) Falcon 8
Astraeus Aerial Cinema System V.3CS
Atlantic RC Aircraft LC 047
Birdseyeview Aerobotics Firefly 6
Blade 350QX
BOSH Technologies Super Swiper
C-Astral: Bramor gEO
CineStar 8
Cinestar 8 HL
CineStar 8 Okto XL
Coaxial Quad Multirotor VA01-V1
Coaxial Quad Multirotor VA02-V2
Coaxial Quad Multirotor VA03-V1
DJI Flame Wheel 550
DJI Flame Wheel F-450 (Modified)
DJI Inspire 1
DJI Phantom
DJI Phantom 1
DJI Phantom 1
DJI Phantom 2
DJI Phantom 2
DJI Phantom 2 Vision
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ “V1.0 quad copter”
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V 3.0
DJI Phantom FC40
DJI Spreading Wings S 800
DJI Spreading Wings S1000
DJI Spreading Wings S1000+
DJI Spreading Wings S800 (Wookong)
DJI Spreading Wings S800 EVO
DJI Spreading Wings S900
DraganFlyer Guardian
Draganflyer Innovation X4-ES
DraganFlyer X4-P
Draganflyer X6
Dragonflyer X4-ES
Drone-Fleet Carbon Fiber V5
Event 38 E384
First Aerial Responder-Sight
Flying-Cam 3.0 SARAH
Foxtech Kraken 130 V2
Gryphon Dynamics X8
Harris I8HL
HexaCrafter HC-1100
HoneyComb AgDrone
HVP-14301 Multi Rotor
Industrial Aerobotics SD02
InstantEye Mk-2
Kopterworx, Model Hammer X12
Leptron Avenger
Lockheed Martin Indago
Microdrones md4-1000
MLB Company Super Bat
Monarch Ag
Multirotor G4 7.8 Skycrane
Multirotor G4 Eagle
Precision Drone Pacesetter
PrecisionHawk Lancaster
PrecisionHawk Lancaster HawkEye
PrecisionHawk Lancaster Hawkeye Mk-III
Prioria Maveric
Pulse Aerospace, PA-01 Vapor
Pulse Vapor 35
PV-14817 Multi Rotor
PV-HL 1 (PV-14817 Multi Rotor variation)
Range Video RV Jet
Riegl RiCopter
RITEWING Z3 Spade 47″
RITEWING Z3 Spade 70″
RITEWING Z4 Spade 52″
RoboFlight RF-70
Ronin Octo-Ashley
Ronin Octo-MaryKate
Rotomotion SR-15
Seahawk 1.2
senseFly eBee
senseFly eBee Ag
senseFly eBee RTX
senseFly SA eBee
senseFly SA eBee RTK
Sensurion Magpie MP-1
Sirius Basic
Skycatch Multirotor vehicle
Skywalker Flying Wing X8
SkyWard 1
Stark Aerospace ArrowLite
Steadydrone QU4D
Tarot 690 (hexacopters)
Tarot 960
Tarot Oct-Copter X8
Tarot T-15
Tarot T-15
Tarot T-15 (octocopter)
Tarot T-18
Tarot T810
Tarrot 900 hexacopter
TBS Discovery Pro
Team Black Sheep Discovery Pro
Thrust UAV Freeflight X4
Trimble UX5
TUP X8-800
Turbo Ace Cinewing 6HL
Turbo Ace MATRIX-I
Universeye Penguin V2
Unmanned Flying Rolling Ord
US2 GreenHawk
Vanguard Defense Industries ShadowHawk
Viking Ranger EX
VK-FF-X4 Multirotor
VK-Ranger EX-SAR Fixed wing
Volt Aerial Robotics: Octane
Vulcan Octo
Vulcan X8 with DJI A2 flight controller
Walkera Scout X4
Yuneec Electric Aviation Model Q500 Typhoon

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