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Friday, September 4, 2015

FAA Approves Operation of Largest Drone Fleet

Veronica Magan

Lockheed Martin Indago
Lockheed Martin Indago, a Measure featured platform for disaster relief and insurance. Photo: Measure.

[Avionics Today 09-04-2015] The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted drone solutions provider Measure permission to fly more than 300 different types of unmanned aircraft for commercial applications. In a significant move forward for the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry, Measure received a comprehensive FAA approval under the Section 333 process outlined in the agency’s Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. In addition, Measure is the first Washington, D.C.-based company to receive approval from the FAA for commercial drone flights. 

"Measure now has the ability to leverage the vast number of high quality aircraft available for our customers. We don't believe that a one-size-fits-all approach makes a lot of sense when drones can be used for an ever-growing number of data collection applications," said Measure CEO Brandon Torres Declet. "Our Drone as a Service model is focused on offering turnkey solutions to customers in agriculture, energy, insurance, and infrastructure. With the FAA's approval, Measure now offers the widest range of options on the market."
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