Department of Transportation Stories November 25

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao explains in an opinion piece, titled “Prioritizing safety in the drone revolution”, why safe and responsible drone flying is crucial to the future of the drone industry.

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Department of Transportation Stories July 24

Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao welcomes Steve Dickson as FAA Administrator

In a statement sent to DroneDJ earlier today, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao welcomes Steve Dickson as Federal Aviation Administration Administrator. She points to his ‘decades of experience in the airline industry overseeing flight operations, and service to our country as a United States Air Force officer.’

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Department of Transportation Stories January 14

Never mind the partial shut down of the U.S. Government. Today in a speech in Washington, the Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said that the U.S. Department of Transportation would for the first time allow routine flights over people and flights at night without waivers as long as the drone operators take the appropriate safety precautions. This is a groundbreaking announcement that opens up the possibility of deliveries by drone and a range of other commercial drone applications.

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