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Principia approved to fly drones commercially

posted May 21, 2015, 7:03 AM by George Finlay   [ updated May 21, 2015, 7:35 AM ]
On May 20, 2015, the FAA awarded us an exemption that allows us to fly drones commercially.The full text is below, along with our certificate of authorization (COA).

Of course we will keep on testing new equipment and helping the students studying drones at Columbia High School and Stevens Institute of Technology. Now we will also start to contract with companies anywhere in the country that are looking for safe, certified, insured services from drones. Those services feature low-level aerial photography for TV and movie production as well as detailed surveys and inspections for insurers and emergency response teams.

Thank you to our team: Frank Galella and Andrew Svec at Next Generation Aviation Services, editor Diane Reus, lawyer Richard Brown at Day Pitney, advisors John McGraw and Grady Boyce at McGraw Aerospace Consulting, and photographer Duncan Pettigrew.

George Finlay,
May 21, 2015, 7:03 AM