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The FAA Picks A UAS Center

Statement of Brian Wynne on the Commercial UAS Modernization Act
AUVSI Advocacy

Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, released the following statement on the Commercial UAS Modernization Act, sponsored by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND). 


“AUVSI appreciates the efforts of Senators Booker and Hoeven to accelerate the safe integration of UAS in the National Airspace System. Their proposed legislation elevates UAS as a national priority, ensuring the industry can quickly and safely take off in the U.S. and keep pace with other countries that already have more permissive UAS regulations. The sooner we allow the broader use of this technology, the more quickly the U.S. will realize the many societal and economic benefits of UAS.”

FAA announces two key UAS positions

The Federal Aviation Administration posted two executive-level job announcements to to enhance its approach to UAS integration. The first is a new position – senior advisor on UAS integration – that will focus on external outreach and education, interagency initiatives and an enterprise-level approach to FAA management of UAS integration efforts. The senior advisor will report directly to the FAA’s deputy administrator.


The second executive position is the director of the UAS Integration Office within the Aviation Safety Organization. The director will focus on intra-agency efforts to enable a deliberative technical and safety methodology for integration of UAS in the National Airspace System. To enhance its focus on UAS integration issues across the agency, the FAA is changing the reporting structure of the UAS Integration Office. The director will now report to the associate administrator for aviation safety.