Small UAS Business Sentiment on FAA Rules: Survey Results


This paper presents selected results from a survey study performed in April 2014 on business sentiment on FAA rules for the commercial activity of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) in the U.S. The study Impact of FAA Rules on sUAS Business examined the effect of FAA policies for operating sUAS in Class G uncontrolled airspace. It evaluated how commercial service providers and operators perceive those rules and assess their importance. The research investigated the potential economic impact of future regulations - including revenue growth forecasts and hiring plans. Participants identified themselves as either current or future providers of commercial activity. They identify the types of FAA regulations that would be both favorable and unfavorable for their current or future business activates, and identify the actions and business outcomes under both conditions.

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