Thursday, 12 June 2014

FAA approves first commercial overland UAV flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has waived the usual restrictions on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and is allowing the BP oil company and UAS manufacturer AeroVironment to use an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in Alaska. According to the FAA, this is the first time permission has been given for a commercial drone to fly over land in the United States. .. Continue Reading FAA approves first commercial overland UAV flights

Section: Aircraft

Tags: AeroVironment, BP, Drone, FAA, UAV

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