Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao May 9 selected the Kansas Department of Transportation to participate in the department’s new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program.
This program will pair the Federal Aviation Administration, KDOT and private sector participants to collect invaluable data on how to safely integrate drones in the national airspace, and help state, local and tribal governments partner with private sector drone operators and manufacturers to expedite drone integration nationwide.
Under the program, KDOT plans to deploy UAS to support beyond visual line of sight operations in rural communities. It seeks to leverage a statewide, unmanned traffic management system to facilitate precision agriculture operations.
Praxis Aerospace Concepts International Incorporated (PACI) is pleased to announce our participation with the Kansas UAS IPP team supporting with a wide variety of services and experience to participants interested in safe integration of Unmanned Systems.
Read the full article from the High Plains Journal here . Additional coverage from AUVSI may be found here.