The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a proposed rule for remote identification. That would continue the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, into the nation’s airspace by requiring them to be identifiable remotely.
From an article by Colin Fluxman in Sun News.
Besides recreational use, drones are hugely popular in the building industry due to the fact that they provide an aerial view of a site at a comparatively smaller amount of the cost of the construction.
This means they can be used to develop plans, track progress and monitor any issues throughout the construction process.
Across the U.S., and throughout the world, drones are being used more and more in firefighting operations. Drones help firefighters collect vital information about ongoing fires, which helps them focus their efforts on where their help is most needed, keep them from harm’s way, and save lives
Drones can capture video, take high-resolution images and do laser scanning remotely by an operator on the ground.
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson, says, “As a pilot, my eye is always on safety. Safety is a joint responsibility between government, pilots, the drone community, the general public, and many others who make our nation so creative and innovative.”
According to Drone Nodes, construction companies believe that drones are here to stay because they create a better working environment for employees.
While the uses of drones do not include the actual labor phase of construction (yet), they play a huge role in the planning and analysis process.
It is a simplified, budget-friendly and faster way to provide an up-to-date aerial view of a site. This has made drones quite popular in the construction industry. This sort of area coverage, in particular, could only previously be made possible with a manned aircraft.
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