Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the membership of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force. Earl Lawrence, Director of the FAAs UAS Integration Office, and Dave Vos of Google X will co-chair the group.
Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and Administrator Huerta announced the formation of the Task Force last week. The Task Force membership represents a range of stakeholder viewpoints, interests and knowledge of the objectives and scope. Task Force membership was by invitation only and participation is voluntary.
Interested parties who are not members of the Task Force may submit comments to the public docket. The Federal Register notice is available for viewing here.
Sec. Foxx set a deadline of Nov. 20 for the Task Force to complete its recommendations and work is already underway. The group will meet formally from Nov. 3-5 before developing recommendations on a streamlined registration process and minimum requirements on which unmanned aircraft should be registered. Given the urgency of this issue, the DOT and FAA will move expeditiously to consider the Task Force's recommendations.
Task Force Members include:
Nancy Egan 3D RoboticsRichard Hanson Academy of Model AeronauticsGeorge Novak Aerospace Industries AssociationChuck Hogeman and Randy Kenagy Air Line Pilots AssociationJim Coon Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationSean Cassidy Amazon Prime AirBen GielowAmazon RetailJustin Towles American Association of Airport ExecutivesBrian Wynne Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems InternationalParker Brugge Best BuyDouglas Johnson Consumer Electronics AssociationBrendan Schulman DJIPaul Feldman General Aviation Manufacturers AssociationDave Vos GoogleX (Co-Chair)Tony Bates GoProMatt Zuccaro Helicopter Association InternationalMike Fergus International Association of Chiefs of PoliceJohn Perry Management Association for Private Photogrammetric SurveyorsBrandon Declet MeasureRandall Burdett National Association of State Aviation OfficialsSarah Wolf National Business Aviation AssociationBaptiste Tripard ParrotTyler Collins PrecisionHawkGregory McNeal Small UAV CoalitionThomas Head Walmart
Along with the FAA and DOT, the following federal agencies will provide expert support to the Task Force: Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, Office of Management and Budget, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of State.… Read more ...