March 9, 2012
The American government has taken the first step toward allowing drones to fly alongside passenger airplanes in the U.S., possibly near the Canadian border.
As required by a law signed by President Barack Obama in February, the Federal Aviation Administration is moving forward with a plan to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace by 2015.
In a notice to be published Friday, the FAA is seeking advice on how to select six places around the country that will be used for testing how to safely fly drones in the same area as traditional planes.
This article was posted: Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm