U.S.-based companies that want to put drones to work have faced some serious policy challenges. So far, the FAA has granted 333 exemptions to 3,186 companies that want to fly commercially. But many more companies are still waiting for their exemptions or for the FAA to implement rules specific to commercial drones.
Meanwhile, policymakers are forging ahead to support the safe integration of drones into the National Airspace System. On Tuesday, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03—Skyward’s home district) introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act. Continue reading →