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Hearing to Explore State of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration and Industry in the U.S.

Washington, DC, December 5, 2014 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing next week on the status of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration into U.S. airspace and the development of the UAS industry.

While the United States has the technology and practical expertise to be the global leader in the UAS industry, many complex policy issues remain to be addressed.  Moreover, there are growing signs that governments and entrepreneurs outside of the United States are making significant strides in this growing industry.  This hearing will focus on the state of the emerging UAS industry in the United States, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ongoing efforts to safely integrate unmanned devices into the airspace, unresolved legal and public policy issues, and U.S. competitiveness.

The hearing, entitled “U.S. Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Integration, Oversight, and Competitiveness,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on December 10, 2014 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

  • Ms. Peggy Gilligan , Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr. Matthew Hampton, Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits, Department of Transportation
  • Dr. Gerald Dillingham, Director of Civil Aviation Issues, Government Accountability Office
  • Captain Lee Moak, President, Air Line Pilots Association
  • Mr. Jesse Kallman, Head of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs, Airware
  • Dr. Nicholas Roy
  • More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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    Tags: Aviation