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No, Section 333 is not dead. While there have been changes to the FAA rules lately, Drone Law continues to handle exemptions for UAV companies building drones over 55 lbs. Drones over 55 lbs are becoming more and more common as niche operations and solutions are requiring larger drones to enhance their workflow, or make their jobs easier.
It is important to note that the drone’s carrying capacity is irrelevant with regard to take-off weight.
For example, there are a number of people, such as farmers, that are using UAV’s over 55 lbs. limit to spray crops more efficiently and effectively. If the drone was to weigh 40 Lbs. excluding cargo, then it would most likely not need FAA 333. But if it’s Takeoff weight was over the 55lbs. limit, then it would require an FAA 333.
Feel free to contact one of our drone attorneys for more information regarding your UAV/ Drone and it’s status regarding FAA
Here are some great articles our team of drone attorneys and industry professionals have written about Section 333 and FAA drone regulations.
- Drones Approved by the FAA under Section 333
- FAA Rules Say You Can’t Fly Your Drone Within 500 Feet of People or Property.
- What does a FAA Section 333 Exemption cost?
- Is the FAA Enforcing Drone Regulations Against Commercial Drone Operators?.
- Do I need permission from the FAA to fly my drone for business?
- What are the FAA Section 333 Conditions and Limitations?
- Do I Need A Pilot’s License or Airman Certificate to Apply for a FAA Section 333 Exemption?
- 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR 333 EXEMPTION
- UAS Section 333 Petition for Exemption Frequently Asked Questions
- Five Things You Need to Know About Flying Drones for Commercial Purposes
- What is a FAA Section 333 Blanket COA (Certificate of Waiver or Authorization)?
- Apply for a Section 333 Exemption