Hensel Phelps Secures FAA Waiver to Fly Drones Over Populated Construction Sites

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Contractors benefit from drones flying over construction sites by helping them observe progress, people on site, safety concerns, and more.  However, drones have typically been restricted from flying over sites in populated areas. The following article, by Kim Slowey, describes how Hensel Phelps worked with the FAA for more than a year to ensure that drones flying over people met the agency’s safety concerns. According to the FAA, this is the first time the agency has collaborated with the construction industry to develop a public standard and then used that standard to issue a waiver under Part 107. Learn more…

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