JACKSON, MISS–U.S. Senator Roger Wicker is supporting a new FAA initiatives that could make a big impact in the Magnolia state.
“This legislation has the potential to make significant and long-overdue improvements to our nation’s aerospace industry, consumer protection laws, and aviation safety rules,” Wicker said. “Mississippi stands to benefit from provisions to expand the Airport Improvement Program and the creation of new standards by FAA and the UAS Center of Excellence at Mississippi State University to help integrate small unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.”
Part of the bill includes a provision from Roger Wicker that will make a process for electric utilities to use drones for emergency response. This would help bring utilities back up and hep with recovery after a natural disaster.
Another proposal supported by Wicker would require the FAA to put in place a new rule to ensure that aircraft medical kits have meds and equipment that could help children, if that need arises.
The bill is now headed to the Senate.