In the United States court abolished the compulsory registration of drones
The introduction of mandatory registration was due to the complaints of airlines that drones create a hazard to passenger aircraft.
WASHINGTON, may 20. /Offset. TASS Anatoly Bochinin/. The court of appeals of the district of Columbia on Friday overturned the previously imposed Federal aviation administration (FAA) rule, under which Americans were required to register their drones — small unmanned aerial vehicles purchased for personal use.
This rule earned in 2015 since 760 thousand fans of remote-controlled drones and quadcopters have registered more than 1.6 million vehicles. According to preliminary estimates, this year will be bought back 2.3 million, and by 2020 at the hands of US citizens would be 13 million of its own drones.
The introduction of mandatory registration was due to the complaints of airlines that drones create a hazard to passenger aircraft. Many pilots reported that the drones often fly directly in the air space of the airports. Ultimately, the government made it mandatory to register such devices, failure to do so was threatened with imprisonment.
During registration we had to pay a fee in the amount of $5, and then to renew it every three years.
The claim to appellate court filed John Taylor from Washington. Court his appeal was granted, stating the fact that passed in 2012 by Congress, the law prohibits the FAA from imposing restrictions on Amateur drones and radio-controlled model airplanes. Although the desire of management to protect passenger liners, the judges supported.
The FAA said in response that while studying the resolution. However, some fans of the drones has already expressed concern that the Agency may lobby for the adoption of decisions on the institution of compulsory registration at the legislative level.