In this year’s Rankings Report, Business Faculties’ 14th annual entry, they’ve taken the first crack at Unmanned Aerial Systems (a.k.a. drones).
During the past five years, UAS test facilities (stretching from New York and Virginia in the East all the way to Alaska) have been quietly going about their work preparing for the lift off of what is conservatively expected to become a $100-billion industry by the end of this decade. See “Nevada developing global renown for drone research ” for more information.
In recent months the FAA began expanding its horizons for the emerging drone industry—literally, by permitting the use of drones that will be controlled by operators who can no longer see them with their eyes (as in “over the horizon”). See “PACI Approved for Commercial BVLOS UAS Operations” for more information.
FAA also has expanded the test program to include the integration of drones into the airspace of a select group of urban centers. See “KDOT Selected for UAS Integration Pilot Program” for more information on PACI’s participation in the UASIPP.
(Business Facilities’) rankings radar has detected that New York is leading the first Drone Leaders formation, followed closely by second-ranked Nevada. See “PACI Achieves Milestone at the NY UAS Test Site” for more information on PACI’s partnership with NY.
Read the full article from the Business Facilities’ July/August 2018 here .