The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the first airline to conduct commercial drones operations. Mountain Aviation has been flying private jets for over 23 years, and now, it will offer commercial drone services for aerial mapping, agricultural support, industrial inspections, aerial video, search and rescue, energy system inspections, and forestry and wildlife monitoring. Gregg Fahrenbruch, CEO of Mountain Airlines, said, “After two decades as a global leader in private jet charter we are excited to bring our technology based aviation safety systems to long unregulated and emerging commercial [drone] market.” Mountain Aviation is one of the few aviation companies that holds the ARGUS Platinum Safety rating. We are sure to see more commercial drone operations popping up all across the country.