Subscribe
NASAO
Our Vision: To be the nationally recognized voice for the public interest, states and territories on aviation and the national aviation system.

Coalition and Kansas Aviation Hosts UAS Open Forum

Collaboration continues across Kansas to support UAS. Kansas Division of Aviation Director, Merrill Atwater tells NASAO that over 30 representatives from Kansas aviation sectors including academia, military and public and private aviation companies were active in UAS discussions recently. The Coalition for Kansas Unmanned Systems Society (CKUSS), along with the Kansas Department of Transportation Aviation Division, hosted an open forum on local and national UAS operations. Hot topics included discussions over UAS standardization such as aircraft certification standards, FAR part 107, and Section 333.

The group also highlighted UAS education for the public, maximizing aviation resources, and the potential that the State of Kansas holds with access to engineering, manufacturing, and military airspace. Joel Anderson, Director of Development at Kansas State University, expressed excitement for the growing potential for UAS in Kansas, noting, “We have an opportunity to make a difference for Kansas.” The CKUSS plans to continue open conversations with key officials and to collaborate across sectors to bring UAS to the forefront in Kansas.

Categories: News, Uncategorized
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
Featured Business Partners