- BP (BP -0.3%) signs a five-year contract to use drones for its oil operations in Alaska, in the first large-scale, government-approved commercial use of unmanned aircraft in the U.S.
- BP will used AeroVironment's (AVAV +1.6%) 13.5-lb. drone to capture and analyze data about BP's operations at its Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska, including 3-D maps of its roads, pipelines and well pads there.
- The operation, which began Sunday, marks the first routine commercial drone flights in the U.S. approved by the FAA.
at Zacks.com (Nov 18, 2014)