An Insitu ScanEagle is to be flown from Desert Rock Airport in Nevada to gather data on the integration of unmanned aircraft into national airspace after the FAA declared the state’s UAS test site operational. The FAA also has approved the first commercial UAS operation over land, to conduct aerial surveys of Alaska’s North Slope, following last year’s approval for flights over Arctic waters. Led by the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, the state-supported site is ...

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