FAA Grants Commercial Drone Permit to Vermont Startup

June 1, 2015

Drone startup AirShark received permission from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to do survey work on construction sites and energy projects.

The drones will be primarly used on "construction projects that need constant documentation, whether it's a bridge project or a large commercial building that's going up that needs to be managed from a building information standpoint," said AirShark’s Jon Burdreski.

He said that the main challenge of drone use in the field is managing the data, because so much information is collected. The company is developing software to help in that process. 

Source: Vermont's NPR News Source