FAA Announces First Rescue ‘Drone’ Test Site
North Dakota Department of Commerce Ready to Start Testing
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a -half months ahead of the deadline specified for the program by Congress.
The FAA today granted the North Dakota Department of Commerce team a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. The COA is effective for two years. The team plans to begin flight operations during the week of May 5. ~See video. ~Read more.
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