“We’re on the frontier of a whole new era of aviation, when remotely piloted aircraft will improve crop production, provide valuable aid for first responders and even deliver packages to our doorstep,” Sen. Hoeven said. “We need to design safe pathways for the UAS industry to deliver these benefits to consumers, and our bill, through the FAA test sites, does just that.”
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken some encouraging early steps to safely integrate UAS technology into American airspace, but other countries have outpaced the U.S. in developing and finalizing safety rules that allow commercial unmanned aircraft systems to operate. In fact, it could take several years before the FAA completes their work on a governing rule for commercial UAS technology.
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