Saturday, February 4, 2012

U.S. Skies Could See More Drones
FAA Bill Sets Deadlines to Speed Up Use of Unmanned Planes Nationwide

Wall Street Journal

Unmanned planes could soon become a more common presence in U.S. skies.

A broad funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, which was released this week and is expected to win final approval before the middle of February, for the first time establishes specific deadlines designed to speed up the widespread use of unmanned planes, or drones, across the U.S.

On Friday, the House passed the package in a 248-169 vote.

The bill calls for integrating a wide range of so-called unmanned aerial vehicles—operated by both governmental and corporate entities—with commercial and general aviation traffic across the nation's skies by September 2015...[Full Article]



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