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Serial No. 115-30: Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Emerging Uses in a Changing National Airspace, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, November 29, 2017   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the November 29, 2017 hearing on "Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Emerging Uses in a Changing National Airspace," held before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Frank A. LoBiondo: "Today the Aviation Subcommittee is holding its first hearing in the 115th Congress solely dedicated to the topic of unmanned aircraft systems, UAS. This hearing will consider technological, legal, and policy issues related to UAS. For new members of the committee, it will provide an overview of this very important topic. For returning members, this hearing will be an update on these issues. The UAS, or drones, are a game-changing technology. While drones have been in existence for decades, they are now creating new industries and transforming others, such as agriculture. The sheer volume of UAS now operating in the National Airspace System--about 2 million have been sold in the United States to date--and their unique features are causing policymakers and operators to rethink all aspects of airspace use." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Juan J. Alonso, William 0. 'Billy' Ball, William Goodwin, Brian Wynne, and Daniel K. Elwell.

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Serial No. 115-30
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2018
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