New FAA exemption issued to Avitas Systems, a GE venture, will help expand beyond visual line of sight drone operations

The commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) market is taking off in the United States and around the world. Recent innovations have transformed what used to be considered toys into powerful tools that provide substantial safety and efficiency benefits to the commercial industry, governmental institutions, and the public.

However, many of the most promising drone-use cases require the ability to fly long distances beyond the range of human sight. Whether drones are being used to inspect oil and gas and other critical infrastructure in remote locations, respond to natural disasters like hurricanes, or deliver packages, companies need to be able to fly drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the pilot.

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