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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Sprayt Robotics

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.




This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.


Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before November 13, 2018.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2018-0734 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically.
  • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
  • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.

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Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Jake Troutman, (202) 683-7788, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2018.

Lirio Liu,

Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2018-0734

Petitioner: Sprayt Robotics

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: part 21; part 27; §§ 61.113(a) & (b); 91.7(a); 91.119(c); 91.151(b); 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1); 91.409(a)(1) & (2); 91.417(a) & (b); 137.19(d); 137.19(e)(2); 137.31(a) & (b); 137.33(a); 137.42.

Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is requesting relief to operate the AG1 tandem-ducted fan vertical take-off and landing unmanned aircraft system (UAS), with maximum take-off weight of 350 pounds. The proposed operation is for: aerial application development flight testing in the agricultural environment; flight crew training; and demonstration of the system with the intent to secure sales. The petitioner proposes that a pilot in command conducting operations under this exemption, if granted, hold a valid and current Remote Pilot Certificate, and may operate the UAS for compensation or hire, or in furtherance of a business. The petitioner is also requesting relief to operate outside of the United States for demonstration and training purposes.

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[FR Doc. 2018-23010 Filed 10-19-18; 8:45 am]