US moves step closer to commercial drone use

Drones will take to the skies to inspect crops and infrastructure as US civil aviation authorities moved a step closer Wednesday to allowing their widespread commercial useDrones will take to the skies to inspect crops and infrastructure as US civil aviation authorities moved a step closer Wednesday to allowing their widespread commercial use. “Government has some of the best and brightest minds in aviation, but we can’t operate in a vacuum,” FAA chief Michael Huerta told the Unmanned Systems 2015 gathering, announcing an FAA-industry partnership. BNSF Railway, part of investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway group, will use drones to inspect its vast infrastructure, and UAS manufacturer PrecisionHawk will do likewise for crop monitoring.

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