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NPRM Comments

Since 1931, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has represented the state government authorities who serve the public interest in aviation transportation in all fifty states, Guam and Puerto Rico.  NASAO and the individual states have had eighty years of experience with aviation issues.

NASAO respectfully submits the following comments regarding the operation and certification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). NASAO’s members and the states we represent are intensely interested in the development of a strong, globally competitive, UAS industry in this country.  Other countries have begun to move ahead of us and we are in danger of losing our competitive edge.  These comments are submitted with a view that getting the regulatory regime right, and being willing to adapt in the future as needed, is key to long-term American success in this important industry….   Click here to download the full PDF.

Whether you are a state aviation official, staff member or a Friend of NASAO, there are opportunities for you to become more involved with NASAO through participation on one of our many Committees. See a complete list of opportunities and let us know where you would like to be involved. More
NASAO is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly national air transportation system responsive to local, state, and regional needs. More
NASAO holds two formal conferences each year – our Annual Convention and Trade Show, typically held in September and a Washington Legislative Conference held in the nation’s Capital during the February/March timeframe. NASAO also has a presence at EAA’s AirVenture, held each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July. Whether you are looking to attend an interesting, informative and relevant conference or would like to exhibit or sponsor an event, let us know. More
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