Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter
  3
Share on Facebook
  1
Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 4 Shares     
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Article Stats
4 comments

US approves drones for civilian use

Quicklink submitted by Ginger Carter     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags

View Ratings | Rate It


At rt.com

Photo: AFP Photo / Don Emmert 'The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment's PUMA. They both measure around 4 - feet long, weighing less than 55 pounds, and have a wing span of ten and nine feet respectively...Both the Scan Eagle and the PUMA received 'restricted category type certificates'which permit aerial surveillance. Prior to the FAA's decision, the only way the private sector could operate UAS in US airspace was by obtaining an experimental airworthiness certificate which specifically restricts commercial operations.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At rt.com


 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
3 people are discussing this page, with 4 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

that civilians can operate drones to conduct surve... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 9:55:18 AM
Mr. Sanchez,You surely cannot be suggesting that t... by Ginger Carter on Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 3:46:18 PM
of someone aiming a camera.... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 8:39:53 AM
Drones, What Are They Good For?The ability to loca... by molly cruz on Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 5:20:27 PM