Starting today, owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) used for commercial, public and other non-model aircraft operations will be able to use the FAA’s new, streamlined, web-based registration process to register their aircraft. The web-based process will significantly speed up registration for a variety of commercial, public use and other users. Registration for those users is $5, the same low fee that model aircraft owners pay. FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration For the time being this does not eliminate the requirement for a 333 Exemption and COA Waiver when working commercially but it helps to streamline the aircraft registration portion of the process after obtaining those permissions. If they do move forward to finally allow broad commercial micro UAS operations in the coming weeks/months, this registration step may be the only thing that operators need to complete in order to work commercially with a Phantom.