Heads of FAA, Transportation coming to ND in April
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will stop in Grand Forks April 21 to review North Dakota’s growing unmanned aircraft industry. He will then go to Williston to get a firsthand look at airport infrastructure needs in the western oil patch, according to the state’s congressional delegation.
The FAA late last year named North Dakota as one of six states that will be test sites for integrating drones into civilian airspace. Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said in statements that they want Huerta to see the work the state is doing to build the drone industry.. . .