The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and drone community leaders met in Washington, D.C.on February 27th. to continue an important dialogue on drone integration topics.

The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) reviewed a lot of key drone information and discussed specific DAC taskings such as:

  • Tasking #5: Facility Maps
  • Tasking #6: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
  • Tasking #7: UTM Performance

DAC Members discussed and agreed to new taskings:

  • Tasking #7: UTM Performance — members will continue to work on this critical
    management system.
  • Tasking #8: Safety Culture

Here’s what people said:

“No one in this industry wants to move slowly. Everyone wants to move safely.” – Jay Merkle, FAA Executive Director of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office

“We were able to take a look at results from different industry groups that had done deep dives, in a couple of very specific both technical and policy areas, and then hear direct feedback from the FAA about which of the suggestions they will be implementing and some of their additional thoughts on those items.” – Michael Chasen, PrecisionHawk and DAC Chairman

All DAC meetings are open to the public. If you didn’t catch our livestream on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube you can watch them anytime on the platforms below.

LIVE from the DAC Meeting: FAA Response to Taskings & Recommendations
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LIVE from the DAC Meeting: Facility Maps & BVLOS
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LIVE from the DAC Meeting: UTM Performance & New Taskings
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Formed in 2016, the DAC is a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration strategy and vision. Membership is comprised of CEO/COO-level executives from a cross-section of stakeholders representing the wide variety of interests, including industry, research and academia, retail, and technology.

Reminder: The comment period for the Remote ID Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) ends on March 2. Read the NPRM and submit comments now.

Source: Press Release

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