US bill proposes funding for drone infrastructure inspection and drone training activity

US House of Representatives has posted a bill that features a drone infrastructure inspection grant programme, and a drone education and training grant programme, at the US Department of Transportation.

The H.R.5315, Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant (DIIG) Act, proposed by House Representatives Greg Stanton (D-AZ) and Garret Graves (R-LA) was commended by the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), according to a report by State Aviation Journal.

“Drone technology has the potential to save lives and help preserve essential infrastructure,” said Greg Pecoraro, NASAO President and CEO. “This bill would provide much-needed funding for drone infrastructure inspection equipment and education and training at the state and local levels. This will not only help states aviation agencies acquire drone technology to safely inspect critical infrastructure, but also bolster the workforce needed to manage it, and improve public safety. State aviation leaders appreciate the leadership of Representatives Greg Stanton and Garret Graves in introducing this legislation.”

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