FAA Teams With Private Companies To Advance UAS Integration

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The FAA will work with several partners from private industry to "explore the next steps" in allowing unmanned aircraft operations in the national airspace, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced Wednesday at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in Atlanta, Georgia. "This is a big job, and we'll get to our goal of safe, widespread UAS integration more quickly by leveraging the resources and expertise of the industry," Huerta said. More

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