1 July 2014
The Department of Transportation Inspector General has issued a report forecasting that the FAA won’t meet a September 2015 deadline to provide UAV access to U.S. skies. Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Matthew Hampton said in the report that the FAA hasn’t determined what kind of technology UAVs should use to avoid crashing into other planes and to prevent lost links with ground control stations. The FAA also hasn’t set design standards, developed standard procedures, training programs, or training criteria. The report found that until these problems are resolved integration will continue to move slowly, and safety risks will remain. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
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