FAA has announced the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational, more than two-and-a -half months ahead of a congressionally mandated deadline. FAA on Monday granted the North Dakota Department of Commerce team a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains UAS Test Site. The COA is effective for two years. The team plans to begin flight operations during the week of May ...

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