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House Subcommittee to Explore Opportunities From Drone Rule

By Amy Kluber | September 23, 2016
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Look for a Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations hearing Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m.

The FAA in June issued a final rule permitting use of commercial drones weighing fewer than 55 lb. That rule became effective Aug. 29. 

Titled "Opportunity Rising: the FAA's New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations," the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee "will examine the final rule, its implementation, and other issues to be addressed as the FAA works to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system," according to the hearing notice. 

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Business opportunities with drones was a topic of focus at this week's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas. A look into that event will be highlighted in R&WI's November issue.

Witnesses expected to attend include the Assn. for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's president and CEO, Brian Wynne, a representative for the Small UAV Coalition, among an aerospace company and a law firm.

The hearing will take place in Room 2360 in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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