FAA / 333 Information

FAA / Section 333 Info

Directed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the primary government agency responsible for management of the National Airspace System (NAS), and acts as the leading regulatory authority over all aspects of American civil aviation.

Business and enthusiast drone users currently face a maze of federal, state and local policies concerning unmanned aircraft operations; much of which is the topic of widespread debate among industry analysts and attorneys.

DroneWire's FAA/333 information section outlines the history of the agency's approach to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) regulation.

This page is updated weekly; the following articles detail current FAA regulatory, enforcement, and operational issues that can affect both commercial and hobbyist pilots.

Drone Registration - What You Need to Know

Drone Registration - What You Need to Know

Accurate information concerning the FAA's new drone registration program for enthusiast operators. Includes key elements of the registration process, legal concerns, guidelines for commercial users, and analysis by industry experts...[Read More]


Do You Need an FAA 333 Exemption?

Do You Need an FAA 333 Exemption?

There's never been a better time to start a drone business. This article will empower you to decide if applying for a Section 333 Exemption is the right move for your company...[Read More]


FAA Section 333 Exemption FAQ

FAA Section 333 Exemption FAQ

The FAA requires commercial drone operators to apply for approval through the agency's Section 333 Exemption program. Our Frequently Asked Questions page covers a wide range of popular questions surrounding this program and its future...[Read More]


FAA Section 333 Operational Guidelines

FAA Section 333 Operational Guidelines

Having trouble finding the FAA's operational requirements for 333 exemption holders? We researched approved 333 grants and spoke with attorneys to develop a comprehensive outline of the program's guidelines...[Read More]



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