Special report: Drones

Lofty predictions of growth in the small drone and large unmanned
 aircraft markets are partly based on faith that industry technologists and the FAA can figure out how to safely open more of the U.S. National Airspace System to them. 
Debra Werner contacted current and former FAA officials, leading technologists and a market analyst to take stock
 of what’s been achieved and what’s still to come. Read their interviews:

Earl Lawrence, director of FAA’s UAS 
Integration Office

Jay Gundlach, specialist in aircraft design 
and development, and Michael Guterres, specialist in unmanned 
aircraft engineering and integration

Jim Williams, expert on unmanned aircraft 
systems integration

Dallas Brooks, leader in commercial and 
military unmanned aircraft systems integration