Pages

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Boston Globe: US needs to join the aviation revolution | IncreasingHumanPotential.org

Boston Globe: US needs to join the aviation revolution | IncreasingHumanPotential.org

If this kind of sluggish approach toward drone integration continues, it is likely that the United States will not achieve drone integration into the national airspace by 2015 — and that companies like Amazon will take their business elsewhere, like the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. Recently the Association for Unmanned Systems International estimated that the United States is losing $10 billion a year by not having access to the national airspace.

Unless we address the regulatory aspects soon, we will watch the imminent commercial drone revolution happen overseas. Congress needs to hold the FAA’s feet to the fire before this technology takes flight and leaves the US commercial market behind.