A Review of Part 107
Author: Nicolas R. Malloy
Applicability and General Information
CFR stands for the Code of Federal Regulations. You can find the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in the Federal Register. It contains codification and permanent rules established by the U.S. Federal Government agencies and departments. The Federal Register divides the Code of Federal Regulations into fifty titles. Each title represents broad topics regulated by the Federal Government. Titles are divided into chapters that usually bear the name of the department or agency issuing the regulation. Chapters are further subdivided into subchapters and parts that cover specific areas of regulation.
Title 14 covers regulations and codes that are related to aeronautics and space. Chapter 1 of Title 14 are regulations issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation. Subchapter F relates to air traffic and general operating rules. Part 107 is the subdivision of Subchapter F of Chapter 1 of Title 14 that pertains to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
You can read Part 107 directly on the U.S. Government Publishing Office website.
These regulations may be referred to as Part 107. You will also encounter references contrasting Part 107 with Part 101, which relates to model aircraft and recreational use.