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Industry Leaders Ask FAA to Issue Regulation on Small Drones

droneTwo trade group leaders have requested the Federal Aviation Administration to approve a proposed set of guidelines governing how small drones are used in the U.S., Homeland Security Today reported Thursday.

Marion Blakey, Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO as well as Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association president and CEO have asked FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to confirm the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for using small unmanned aircraft systems, according to the report.

Blakey and Shapiro noted in the letter that Congress has mandated the FAA have a final regulation in place by August, the report says.

“Only after issuance of the proposed rule can we begin a transparent dialogue between government, industry, users and other interested parties to allow the safe use of these systems by American businesses,” Blakey and Shapiro said, according to the report.

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