DJI appeals for involvement in first-of-its-kind UAV integration programme


DJI has announced it’s on hand to support government and local authorities as part of the FAA’s and Department of Transportation’s Integration Pilot Program.

The programme, which looks to foster meaningful relationships with industry-leading organisations and state-run authorities looking to ensure safe drone integration, selected ten regions to explore UAVs and use-cases.

The 10 programmes were announced by transportation secretary Elaine Chao in Washington, D.C., and the FAA has said it will reach out to other applicants to help explore their ideas as well. DJI stands ready to assist these programs with technology and advice, as outlined in this document.

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“Regulators and governments want to develop safe systems that encourage the beneficial uses of drones while addressing concerns about them, and today’s announcement is a major step forward in this effort,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI vice president of policy and legal affairs.

“By connecting state, local and tribal governments with industry partners and federal support, the Integration Pilot Program makes it easier to find ways for American businesses, governments and individuals to put drones to good uses all across the country.”

The 10 selectees are:

• Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Durant, OK
• City of San Diego, CA
• Virginia Tech – Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon, VA
• Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, KS
• Lee County Mosquito Control District, Ft. Myers, FL
• Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Memphis, TN
• North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, NC
• North Dakota Department of Transportation, Bismarck, ND
• City of Reno, NV
• University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

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