Why Prompt Passage of the 2023 FAA Reauthorization is Important for the Drone Industry
At the AUVSI New England UAS and AAM Summit, a panel of stakeholders discussed what comes next as the drone industry continues to collaborate with regulators.
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Update: the Senate Commerce Committee today, October 4 2023, held a hearing to consider the nomination of Mike Whitaker to FAA Administrator.
With David Boulter as the FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, and Jeffrey Vincent as Executive Director of UAS Integration Office, the agency has reinvigorated the spirit of collaboration and momentum toward drone regulations. While the FAA works towards getting more drones in the air, the agency remains without a permanent Administrator or a stable funding package: both of which are critical for the burgeoning drone industry.
The position of FAA Administrator is a presidential appointment that must be confirmed by the Senate. President Biden’s first nominee, Denver Airport CEO Phil Washington, withdrew from the…