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.