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FAA Administrator Huerta Addresses UAS Registration and Integration at CES

By Tim Kidwell | January 7, 2016 10:37 am
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta with registration task force member and senseFly Manager Business Development Baptiste Tripard at CES 2016.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta with registration task force member and senseFly Manager Business Development Baptiste Tripard at CES 2016.
Photo credit: The FAA

On Jan. 6, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta addressed a gathering at CES 2016, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.

He was joined at his first address of the year by four members of the UAS registration task force, including Dave Vos, project lead for Google X’s Project Wing; Nancy Egan, 3D Robotics general counsel; Brendan Schulman, vice president of policy and legal affairs for DJI; and Doug Johnson, vice president of technology policy for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which runs CES.
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Insurer to Use Drones

By Lauren Sigfusson | January 6, 2016 2:24 pm
The insurer has several drones in its fleet, but plans to add more in the coming months.

Acuity has several drones in its fleet, but plans to add more in the coming months. Photo credit: Drew Halverson

A Wisconsin based property and casualty insurer announced it received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use drones in its insurance operations.

“Acuity recognizes the importance of drone technology in claims, underwriting, and many other facets of the insurance process,” says Jamie Loiacono, Acuity Vice President – Claims.
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