With less than 18 months of FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) left to run, officials involved are hopeful the effort will result in a framework of repeatable processes for approving complex drone operations in US national airspace. They also hope that the IPP will leave behind viable drone operating businesses that will continue long after the pilot program has ended. One of the ten IPPs, led by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT), ...

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