Corporate Aviation Ponders the Drone Tidal Wave

Dominant manufacturer DJI introduced its first crop-spraying agricultural drone, an octocopter, last November.Robert Young, the CEO of PrecisionHawk, a company that provides aerial data and analytics to the insurance, construction, energy and farming industries, made an interesting observation during the first meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is a blue-ribbon panel the FAA formed to advise it on safely introducing small unmanned aircraft systems—better known as drones—into the national airspace system; it held its inaugural gathering in Washington, D.C., in September.
Robert Young, the CEO of PrecisionHawk, a company that provides aerial data and analytics to the insurance, construction, energy and farming industries, made an interesting observation during the first meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is a blue-ribbon panel the FAA formed to advise it on safely introducing small unmanned aircraft systems—better known as drones—into the national airspace system; it held its inaugural gathering in Washington, D.C., in September.