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HOUSE AVIATION SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON UAS

The House Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing on UAS issues earlier this week.  There is increased concern about a failure of the United States UAS industry to remain globally competitive in this important area.  These concerns combine with competing worries about safety and privacy (among other issues) to make this topic a challenging one for Washington policy makers.  NASAO President Greg Principato, is detecting an increased sense of urgency and concern in his meetings on the Hill, about a lack of movement setting the regulatory framework, which in the end impacts competitiveness.  Greg reports that most people with whom he has met with were not aware of NASAO’s interest in the issue, so we will be working on arranging a meeting with key Hill staff to discuss these matters and share our perspectives.

Testifying were: Peggy Gilligan (Associate Administrator for Safety, Federal Aviation Administration), Matthew Hampton(Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits, U.S. Department of Transportation), Gerald Dillingham (Director of Civil Aviation Issues, Government Accountability Office),Lee Moak (President, Air Line Pilots Association), Jesse Kallman (Head of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs, Airware), and Nicholas Roy (Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

 

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