Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), has issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to explore remote identification standards for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS):
“AUVSI is proud to participate in the latest Aviation Rulemaking Committee, which is yet another example of government and industry collaboration to address complex issues involving UAS. Developing standards for remotely identifying operators and owners of UAS builds upon earlier registration efforts with real-time tracking of UAS operators. These important security measures will pave the way for expanded UAS operations, including flights over people and beyond-line-of-sight operations. … AUVSI was also a part of the FAA’s registration task force, which provided recommendations for establishing a rule requiring UAS operators to register before taking to the skies. In addition, AUVSI participated in the micro UAS ARC to develop recommendations for flights over people. We look forward to continuing to work with stakeholders on the remote identification ARC to further increase accountability across the entire aviation community and enhance the safety of the national airspace.”
AUVSI recently issued a call for papers on remote identification solutions for UAS to work with its members and other stakeholders to help the FAA meet its congressional directive to set forth standards as outlined in Section 2202 of P.L. 114-90, the 'FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016'.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.