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FAA Releases UAS Registration Task Force Report

NASAO completed its work as a member of the UAS Registration Task Force (RTF) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The final report — which can be viewed here — was submitted to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on November 20 and was subsequently released to the public. Contained therein are multiple recommendations centered on three specific areas as tasked by the Administrator — including establishing criteria for UAS to be required to register, recommendations for the parameters of the registration process itself, and requisite proof of registration (aircraft marking and required certificate information).

There were unquestionably divergent views on these and other issues discussed by the group; however, the report represents consensus and compromise. NASAO, as represented by Randy Burdette and Mark Kimberling, presented a strong voice for the states throughout, with an emphasis on safety and education at the point of registration, and the importance of sharing registration information with state transportation and aviation offices — as specifically delineated in the final report.

As previously reported, we worked diligently to ensure that NASAO was included on the Task Force, and we will continue to take an active role in the legislative and regulatory process to safely and efficiently integrate UAS into our National Airspace System (NAS).

Greg Principato

President & CEO

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