FAA Administrator: ‘We Can’t Fully Imagine’ Future Of Drones
March 10, 2016
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  • Senate committee leaders introduced a new bipartisan bill Wednesday that would accelerate the use of small commercial drones in the U.S, allowing some unmanned aircraft to fly at night and outside the line of sight of operators.

    The bill represents just one of many requirements for drones either considered or already in use under the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration, which is charged with maintaining the increasingly crowded skies.

    Some rules have been criticized, including the recent requirement for drone owners to register with the government, but FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that the administration prioritizes safety and is concentrating on keeping pace with the changing future of drones.