FAA approves first flight beyond-line-of-sight

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the first drone flight beyond-the-line-of-sight, taking a huge leap towards the further integration of drones into everyday life. Last Friday, the FAA tested a drone flight with the University of Alaska Fairbanks over an oil pipeline to perform BVLOS, using a hybrid electric drone to inspect a four-mile section of the Trans-alska pipeline, according to reports. The team loaded the drone with an on-board technology by Iris Automation called the Casia system, a sense-and-avoid technology that can detect other aircraft and make decisions on what kind of threat they pose. The Casia
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