Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
Expansion Solutions Magazine, the leading magazine for forward-thinking communities, site selection consultants and corporate real estate brokers, has published an article by Fairmont Consulting Group Senior Advisor Dr. Bob Lindberg and Principal Ben Harper as the cover story in its January issue. The article “So, You Didn’t Win a FAA UAS Test Site…” discusses a development roadmap for communities to capitalize on the nascent market for UAS operating in the national airspace. This market is now poised to grow after the FAA’s selection of the congressionally-mandated test sites, of which only six were made from a pool of over twenty five original proposals.
These testing facilities have been the subject of aggressive bidding and great speculation for over a year, and yet they are not the sole enabler for communities to participate in this market. The article discusses potential opportunities, key enablers and investment imperatives as communities adjust their development plans if they were one of the many communities that did not receive a test site. There is significant opportunity that can be accessed through careful investment, strategic partnerships and open discussion of key issues with the public.
“We are pleased to share this article and discuss the fantastic potential that UAS have in the public and commercial operations in the coming years,” said Ben Harper, co-author of the article. “This is an exciting beginning for civil UAS operations in the national airspace, and the opportunities will be broadly spread as the market grows,” continued Dr. Bob Lindberg.
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