sobota 9. prosince 2017

Pros & Cons of Trump’s Drone Expansion Program

Steve Crowe publikoval 30. 10. 2017 článek na portálu "adrese: "roboticstrends". Najdete ho na adrese:
Cituji vybrané části textu článku:
"Jonathan Rupprecht, a leading aviation lawyer who specializes in drones, weighs in with pros and cons of President Trump's plan to expand drone use."
"The United States is far behind other countries when it comes to integrating commercial drones into the airspace. But last week President Trump and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program in hopes of fixing that by jump-starting drone flights beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS), nighttime operations and flights over people....."
"The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates by 2021 commercial drones will grow tenfold to about 442,000. And in less than a decade, the potential economic benefit of integrating commercial drones into the nation’s airspace is estimated to equal up to $82 billion and create up to 100,000 jobs, according to a recent study by AUVSI. The White House said this new program aims to remove the barriers that could restrict the commercial drone industry from taking off in the US......"
Creates more operational headaches for businesses
"This has the potential to cause problems by creating a massive patchwork of laws. It doesn’t allow businesses to be legal AND competitive.  Let’s face it. We’ve all seen this for the last couple of years with the FAA’s horrible enforcement action record. Unless there IS actual enforcement of the laws, the ones that try to be lawful will be punished because they will spend time and money trying to comply with the laws while their illegal competitor will pick up more business with their lower rates....."
"Drones are the “canary in the coal mine” for manned aircraft
Who is to say this is going to stop at drones? .... Helicopter and crop dusters both operate in the same low altitudes as drones. Why can’t they also be regulated? Furthermore, this has the potential to erode preemption which manned and unmanned both enjoy. 

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