Cantwell Statement on FAA’s Proposed Rules for Commercial Use of Drones

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed rules for the use of small unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes.

“This technology holds tremendous promise for many commercial applications in the area of science, safety, and security, including everything from aerial surveying to precision agriculture,” said Cantwell, ranking member on the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security. “I look forward to working with the FAA and my colleagues to develop a framework that balances economic potential with protecting privacy and the safety of our national airspace system.”