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

NASAO Commends Principles of UAS Integration Pilot Program

On Wednesday the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Transportation to establish an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program to test advanced drone operations in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions.

NASAO commends the White House for moving forward with a directive that acknowledges state, local, and tribal authority in regulating drones. This initiative is certainly a step in the right direction toward adopting a system of cooperative federalism, a model NASAO has consistently supported.

NASAO is pleased that some of the guiding principles of the Drone Federalism Act and the Drone Innovation Act were included in the Presidential Memorandum, and we urge Congress to take further action to clarify the appropriate roles of federal, state and local governments.

We are excited about the opportunities this Presidential Memorandum presents and look forward to continuing to work alongside the White House and Secretary Chao to implement their directives.

Categories: News
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