IPP Opens New Avenues For Testing Benefits From Drones
Washington, DC – May 9, 2018 – The Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI) (droneinnovation.org), a new policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of personal and professional drones, congratulates the 10 applicants chosen for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Integration Pilot Program (IPP), which will explore new ways for drones to be safely regulated and integrated into the national airspace system in a variety of settings and jurisdictions.
“The IPP is a terrific opportunity for industry to collaborate with the federal government and with state, local and tribal partners to investigate creative approaches for exploring and maximizing the benefits of drones,” said ADI Executive Director Jenny Rosenberg, former Department of Transportation Acting Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs. “ADI members, who are engaged in some of the most exciting drone applications used across the country today, are thrilled that public and private sector experts are raising the profile of this exciting and promising technology and will be working together on new approaches that will be critical to informing the future management of our nation’s airspace system.”
ADI is focused on promoting innovation and the growth of the unmanned aircraft industry for both personal and professional use. Drone technology is transforming industries from agriculture to infrastructure to public safety, saving time, money and lives – while also allowing everyone to see the world around them in entirely new ways. ADI promotes awareness among policymakers, media and the general public of how drones help society, ensuring that government policies allow everyone to achieve the benefits of safe and responsible drone flight.
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 original Drone Manufacturers Alliance members GoPro, DJI, and 3DR, as well as new members including Skycatch, Horizon Hobby, Indemnis, Kittyhawk, Fat Shark, and Pelican Products. For more information, or to learn more about joining us, please visit www.droneinnovation.org.