Alliance for Drone Innovation Applauds Drone Advisory Committee’s Recommendations for Safe Integration of UAS
The Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI) (droneinnovation.org) — a Washington, DC-based coalition of manufacturers, operators, suppliers and software developers of personal and professional drones — commends the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) for approving in its October 2019 meeting today three original reports, developed by the committee’s members, that include recommendations to further advance the safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS). Following the June 2019 DAC meeting, DAC members joined three separate task groups and moved swiftly to collaborate on recommendations related to Part 107 Waiver Process Improvements, Remote ID, and UAS Security Issues.
“The DAC task groups issued thoughtful and practical recommendations that will support the FAA in its work to further integrate drones into the national airspace safely and continue to spur innovation and support the future of our industry. Members of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee — including ADI members PrecisionHawk, DJI and 3DR — worked diligently this summer on these balanced recommendations,” said ADI Executive Director Jenny Rosenberg. “ADI is grateful for the dedicated work of the DAC and these helpful task group recommendations that will ultimately advance our industry and support a drone ecosystem that is safe, secure and innovative.”
“Members of the DAC spent months developing these thoughtful, actionable and balanced recommendations to ensure drones remain a safe addition to the airspace as they grow more useful and more common,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs, who serves on the DAC. “DJI is pleased that the safety and security systems in our products meet the expectations of the stakeholders who developed these recommendations, and we look forward to accelerating the adoption of important safety and security improvements for all drone users.”
ADI’s contributions to the task group recommendations included feedback from the association’s drone operator, Network Of Drone Enthusiasts (NODE), on their experience with the current Part 107 application process. NODE members provided important data on their experience with the application process and submitted recommendations on improvements to help better process Part 107 applications. “The operator community is extremely pleased with the work of the Drone Advisory Committee and its task groups, and we encourage the FAA to prioritize implementation of the recommendations, which will enhance the ability of operators to fly complex missions safely and securely,” said Diana Cooper, President of the Drone Operators’ Network of the Alliance for Drone Innovation.
About the Alliance for Drone Innovation
ADI is a policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of personal and professional drones, as well as the innovative Americans who fly them for recreational, artistic, and business purposes. ADI serves as a knowledgeable partner and resource for policymakers seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of unmanned flight. Current ADI members include GoPro, DJI, 3DR Skycatch, Horizon Hobby, Indemnis, Kittyhawk, Fat Shark, Pelican Products, Parrot, Mota, Dronenerds, Drones By Us, DRL, DRA, Fluidity, PrecisionHawk, Multicopter Warehouse, and TriStar Multicopters. For more information, or to learn more about joining us, please visit www.droneinnovation.org.