FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 21, 2017
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AUVSI Statement on UAS Provisions in House FAA Reauthorization Bill
Measure would pave way for UAS Traffic Management System
WASHINGTON — Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), issued the following statement on the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) provisions in the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform & Reauthorization (AIRR) Act (H.R. 2997), which was introduced today by the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
“The provisions for UAS in the House version of the FAA reauthorization bill represent a strong and sustained commitment for the growth of commercial UAS in the United States. The bill calls for UAS initiatives that would build upon the work that industry has already been engaged with NASA and the FAA, particularly the section that mandates rulemaking for a UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system.
“In advance of a rule to implement UTM, the bill would allow the FAA to grant waivers for low-risk UTM operations. This is a responsible and reasonable approach to UAS integration that will help expand the operational envelope and enhance the safety of the national airspace for all users – manned and unmanned.”
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