## ## Memphis To Be One of 10 Drone Test Sites
Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis both in attendance.
Using drones to inspect aircraft at FedEx facilities, including asset tracking, facility security and emergency response. The drone use at FedEx will also include delivering small aircraft parts in the north ramp area.
Precision agriculture applications at Agricenter in airspace that will also cover Shelby Farms Park and the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. Drone operations in this scenario will be at night and also include environmental protection, infrastructure protection and package delivery for medical needs within Shelby Farms.
City operations in the airspace around Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, including for public safety, medical deliveries and infrastructure inspection. The city uses also will include testing for any variations in coverage for drones with the use of 5G coverage compared to the current 4G coverage.
The program is limited to using drones that weigh 55 pounds or less.
Cohen said Memphis selection among the 10 cities with drone projects increase its stature as a center for this cutting edge technology and will advance the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.