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FAA Keeps UAS Exemptions Coming, Clears the Way for Eight More Companies

By Juliet Van Wagenen | February 6, 2015
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 Small aerial photography UAS in flight
Small aerial photography UAS in flight. Photo: Delaware Aviation Support

[Avionics Today 02-06-2015] The FAA has granted eight more regulatory exemptions for commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations, bringing the total number of exemption grants to 24.

The agency has issued new exemptions to five companies for film and television production: Team 5, Shotover Camera Systems, Helinet Aviation Services and Alan D. Purwin. It also granted additional exemptions to Total Safety U.S. for flare stack inspections and Slugwear for aerial photography and surveys. Moreover, the agency amended the exemptions previously granted to Pictorvision and Aerial MOB to let the companies fly additional types of small UAS.

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