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The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry is poised to be one of the fastest-growing in American history. During the first decade following UAS integration in the U.S. airspace, it’s estimated the industry will create more than 100 thousand jobs and provide more than $82 billion in economic impact.

Proof of this burgeoning market is in the flood of requests the Federal Aviation Administration has received for exemptions to its current ban on commercial UAS operations. In May 2014, the agency announced it would consider granting exemptions for certain low-risk commercial UAS applications under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Since then, the agency has received more than 2,700 requests and approved more than 1,500 petitions.  

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