FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA)

Learn about the FAA COA (FAA Certificate of Authorization)

Are you ready to fly a drone for commercial or for your agency’s needs? There are several things you’ll want to know including if you need a FAA COA.

Many public entities prefer to use the FAA COA (Certificate of Authorization) because it gives you more autonomy for your flight operations. However, because the agency self-certifies its operations, there is an increased risk as well.

Alternatively, the ever-expanding FAA Part 107 Rule is a great alternative! Sure, there are some restrictions to when, where and who can fly – but more and more agencies are finding the Part 107 plenty useful.

Have questions? Need help? Get in touch with us! We’re experts at this drone-thing 🙂




Professional Drone Consulting

The FAA has made it clear that they do, in fact, want to integrate commercial UAVs into the National Airspace System (NAS). But, they also must ensure our NAS remains one of the safest in the world. Therefore, the FAA establishes and enforces drone regulations for performing missions. Ensuring that drone flights meet these requirements is essential for avoiding costly fines or additional penalties. Homeland Surveillance & Electronics (HSE) provides drone consulting for industries that regularly use our UAVs, including:

In addition to providing UAV consulting for drone operations in your industry, we can advise you of legalities for specific types of missions to ensure that violations do not compromise your business-critical missions, or saddle you with fines that erode the bottom line. We empower you with the knowledge that you need to fly in full compliance with current laws, and provide you with timely updates following official changes to drone flight regulations. The FAA rules can be overwhelming but the process doesn’t have to be.

Stay Current With FAA Drone Regulations

FAA requirements for drone missions are subject to amendments that change the legal landscape of how drones must operate to remain compliant with the law. If a significant amount of time has passed since you last evaluated your compliance with FAA regulations, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our team to make sure you have the latest information. With drone consulting from our experts, you can comply with the latest FAA drone regulations with ease. Questions? Please give us a call.  

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