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FAA selects ten drone pilot programmes

The US secretary of transportation, Elaine L. Chao, has announced the following ten state, local and tribal governments that will conduct flight tests as part of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration pilot programme:

•    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Durant, OK
•    City of San Diego, CA
•    Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority, Herndon, VA
•    Kansas DoT
•    Lee County Mosquito Control, FL
•    Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, TN
•    North Carolina DoT
•    North Dakota DoT
•    City of Reno, NV
•    University of Alaska-Fairbanks, AK

Over the next two and a half years, they will collect drone data involving package delivery. The data collected from these operations will help the US DoT and FAA to craft new enabling rules that will allow more complex low-altitude operations. (ah)


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