Expect more drones to buzz in the skies over Memphis as the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority was picked Wednesday for a federal pilot program ”aimed at shaping the future of drones in America.” The U.S. Department of Transportation picked the airport authority and nine other organizations for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. “We are looking forward to helping today’s winners unlock the enormous potential of drone operations, which will create new services and jobs in their local communities,” said United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. To get there, airport president and CEO Scott Bockman said his team lined up a diverse group of partners for this “tremendous opportunity.” Those...
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Memphis Wins Pilot Program for Drones