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RESEARCHERS TO STUDY HOW DRONES CAN FLY SAFELY

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN and the Georgia Institute of Technology said on Monday that they are working on a "research initiative" about safely using drones (or "unmanned aerial vehicles") for news coverage. In a statement, the partners said that they will share the results of their study with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). "Our hope is that by working cooperatively to share knowledge, we can accelerate the process for CNN and other media organizations to safely integrate this new technology into their coverage plans," David Vigilante, CNN’s senior vice president for legal, said in a statement. The FAA has proposed new rules for the use of drones by the media, but Money magazine said today that under them, news organizations would have to submit a request for permits at least 60-90 days in advance.