ORLANDO, Fla. —The FAA is working to approve limited commercial operations by unmanned aircraft in specific applications, such as crop spraying, that pose a low risk to those on the ground. Four industries have approached the agency about using legislation in the 2012 FAA reauthorization act to get an exemption to the ban on civil UAS, says Jim Williams, UAS integration office manager. Precision agriculture, film making, pipeline and power-line inspection and oil-and-gas flue stack ...

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