The rule change has increased the supply of potential pilots, but hasn’t yet led to broad price decreases. We’re here to change that.
Hudson-based company the latest to enter the growing aerial services industry.
Massachusetts is becoming a hotbed for startups in the Drone industry. One of the latest firms to enter the growing industry, Dronegenuity LLC, announced today that it will begin offering low-cost aerial photography, mapping, and data services in the Bay State this month. The announcement follows the Federal Aviation Administration’s recently revised Part 107 regulations governing the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in the national airspace.
The FAA replaced highly restrictive regulations with a less onerous set of rules, paving the way for expanded drone use by firms spanning from real estate & construction to wedding photographers.
“Drones can help businesses in so many ways, but restrictions made access cost-prohibitive to many firms”, Founder & CEO Dan Edmonson said in an interview.
Before this August 29, 2016, the FAA required anyone who flew a drone for non-recreational purpose to possess a commercial pilot’s license and fly in accordance with a special waiver or exemption from the FAA. The new regulations now enable anyone who successfully completes the FAA’s Aeronautical Knowledge Exam to fly a drone commercially.
“The rule change has increased the supply of potential pilots, but hasn’t yet led to broad price decreases. We’re here to change that”, Edmonson continued.