Harnessing Drones
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Oct 7, 2015 02:08 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Congress recently has focused on the need to secure airports from unmanned aerial vehicles as reported near-misses with commercial airliners have been growing in frequency. But a House committee Wednesday grilled a Federal Aviation Administration official on continued delays in implementing UAV regulations and exemptions.

In particular, some representatives from rural areas raised questions about the state of exemptions granted to companies that wish to operate drones before federal regulations are completed. The FAA was required by law to set regulations by September 2015. A federal official testified that the FAA now is on target to complete ...

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