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Insitu eyes unsegregated opportunities

4th November 2016 - 17:13 GMT | by Angus Batey in London

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Insitu is exploring the potential to conduct commercial beyond line of site (BLoS) operations in the US, following the successful flights last year with a ScanEagle in unsegregated airspace.

The flights took place as part of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Pathfinder initiative and were funded jointly with the BNSF railway company, Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The aircraft was flown to inspect a remote section of BNSF track in Texas and New Mexico. 

The flights, totalling some 14.4 hours over several days, took place in October 2015, but details are only emerging a year on, with the airframe involved

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