North Dakota DOT Receives FAA Waiver To Operate UAS Over People Written 27 June 2019

27 June 2019
Unmanned Aerial Online reports that the North Dakota DOT has “received a four-year waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to routinely operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over people.” Through its waiver, the state agency will “use a DJI Mavic 2 drone equipped with a ParaZero SafeAir parachute system.” The FAA “approved the waiver as part of North Dakota’s participation in the federal UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP).” Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell said, “Through NDDOT’s pilot program, we are getting valuable data to create regulations, policy and guidance that ensures safety while enabling innovation.” (Image Credit: Associated Press–©)
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