Monday, April 25, 2016

NATE Commends the U.S. Senate on Passage of FAA Reauthorization Legislation

The National Association of Tower Erectors on Friday commended the U.S. Senate for enhancing education and safety in the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as part of legislation reauthorizing the FAA.
“NATE would like to thank Senators Thune, Ayotte, Nelson, and Cantwell and their colleagues in the United States Senate for passing this important FAA reauthorization legislation,” said Executive Director Todd Schlekeway. “The Association is extremely interested in the commercial application of Unmanned Aerial Systems technology. UAS can complement and enhance the safety and well-being of communication tower workers by minimizing the risks associated with climber fatigue, weather, and distractions, while reducing repetitive stress injuries. Moreover, they can cut costs and promote efficiency, while assisting with tower inspections and surveys,” added Schlekeway. Continue Reading

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