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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Near Earth Autonomy, Inc

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT).




This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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 May 1, 2019.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2018-1057 using any of the following methods:

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  • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.Start Printed Page 14714
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Jake Troutman, (202) 683-7788, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 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 March 28, 2019.

Lirio Liu,

Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2018-1057.

Petitioner: Near Earth Autonomy, Inc.

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: Part 21; part 27; §§ 45.23(b); 45.29; 61.113(a) & (b); 91.7(a); 91.9(b)(2); 91.103; 91.109; 91.119; 91.121; 91.151(b); 91.203(a) & (b); 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1); 91.409(a)(2); 91.417(a) & (b); & 91.150.

Description of Relief Sought: The proposed exemption, if granted, would allow the petitioner to operate the Malloy Aeronautics TRV-50 and TRV-80 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with maximum takeoff weights of 126 and 254 pounds, respectively, to conduct demonstrations of safety products and services, as well as to conduct surveying, mapping, industrial-site inspection and monitoring, cargo delivery, and other commercial services. Such operations would be in visual line of sight and over private property with restricted public access.

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[FR Doc. 2019-07141 Filed 4-10-19; 8:45 am]