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FAA Surpasses 1,000 Commercial Drone Approvals

Streamlined process spurs UAV market growth. 

While we haven’t seen evidence of the skies being blackened by drones just yet, the FAA says it has now granted more than 1,000 exemption approvals to commercial UAV operators for everything from film production to pipeline patrol to real estate photography.
 
As of today, the agency says it has issued 1,008 Section 333 exemptions, which allow commercial UAV operations under a strict set of guidelines, which includes having at least a private pilot on the ground at the controls of unmanned aircraft.
 
To address growing demand for Section
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