FAA Grants 5 More Commercial UAS Exemptions

  • Trimble's UX5 drone weighs 5.5 pounds and performs precision aerial surveys by taking digital photographs.
  • VDOS plans to fly Aeryon SkyRanger drones to inspect flare stacks for Shell Oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Clayco plans to fly Skycatch multi-rotor drones to survey construction sites.
  • Woolpert plans to fly Altavian Nova Block III drones, which weigh 15 pounds and are 5 feet long with a 9-foot wing span, to map rural Ohio and Ship Island, Miss.

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