Gerardo Olivares: FAA researching ways airplanes, drones can coexist

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For several years, the Federal Aviation Administration has been working to come up with policy for how drones can safely use the national air space. Everyone dreads the idea of a drone getting chewed up in the engine of an airliner. One missing piece is research has been what exactly would happen if a drone hit an airplane. The FAA’s Airborne Collision Hazard Severity Evaluation (ASSURE) research team is looking into it. Gerardo...

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For several years, the Federal Aviation Administration has been working to come up with policy for how drones can safely use the national air space. Everyone dreads the idea of a drone getting chewed up in the engine of an airliner. One missing piece is research has been what exactly would happen if a drone hit an airplane. The FAA’s Airborne Collision Hazard Severity Evaluation (ASSURE) research team is looking into it. Gerardo Olivares, senior scientist at Wichita State University, joined Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about the research.

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