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FAA rules on drones eased for businesses

  • BRUCE ASATO / JAN. 9

    A drone hovers over a Manoa Valley field as cadets of the Civil Air Patrol train with the Hawaii Drone Academy. The FAA announced a new set of rules for commercial drone use on Tuesday.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JULY 16

    A camera drone tracks athlete Marcus Mariota as he runs on Sandy Beach during filming of a commercial for a local insurance company. The FAA has eased restrictions on commercial drones, which could lead to more job opportunities involving their use.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday announced a relaxation of rules for commercial drones that one backer said will lead to an era of flying robots for businesses in Hawaii. Read more

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