FAA to appeal court decision allowing commercial drone use

Washington, March 9: The US Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly in disagreement over the decision by an administrative law judge to lift a six-year-old ban on the commercial use of small drones.

The FAA said in the statement that it was appealing the decision of an NTSB Administrative Law Judge to the full National Transportation Safety Board, which has the effect of staying the decision until the Board rules.

The administration further said that the agency was concerned that this decision could impact the safe operation of the national airspace system and the safety of people and property on the ground, the Verge reported.

Meanwhile, administrative law judge Patrick Geraghty’s decision came in the wake of the dismissal of a 10,000 dollars fine from the FAA against Raphael Parker for filming on the campus of the University of Virginia campus as part of a project to take aerial photos and videos using the drone. (ANI)