The legislation also has provisions for the setting up of a pilot program for mitigation of airspace hazards at airports and other critical infrastructure using unmanned aircraft detection systems.
The FAA in consultation with other agencies shall also convene industry stakeholders to arrive at consensus standards for remotely identifying operators and owners of unmanned aircraft.
The FAA extension will provide short-term stability for the commercial drone industry, said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of drone advocacy group, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, in a statement. "Its provisions will help expand commercial operations, advance research and keep the airspace safe for all users - manned and unmanned," Wynne added.
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