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US to allow first commercial drone flights over land

Posted by Graham Dick at

Well Drones seem to move forward again.  The US FAA has allowed BP to utilise drones to help them perform running checks on their extensive oil pipeline infrastructure across Alaska.  Considering the massive adverse publicity BP received a few years ago from oil leaks in these pipes - and the probably massive costs of running regular helicopter surveillance - this may well make for a pragmatic solution balancing cost of prevention with early warning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27785538


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