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AUVSI 2012: FAA highlights unmanned system integration efforts

7th August 2012 - 20:20 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas

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In his keynote address to AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012, Michael Huerta, Acting Administrator for the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) outlined several recent milestones involving unmanned systems integration into the National Airspace.

‘This year we established the unmanned systems integration office within the FAA safety organisation,’ Huerta explained. ‘Our idea was to provide a centralised, one stop portal for all matters related to the civil and public use of unmanned aircraft systems in US airspace.’

‘This is a different model from the previous one, where UAS issues were handled in different parts of the agency,’ he continued. ‘This

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