Drone operators who want that they had the alternative to communicate with the FAA – in particular person – can have their probability. The FAA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) have introduced that registration is now open for the 2017 UAS Symposium. The symposium is scheduled to happen at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, from March 27 to 29.
The occasion is co-sponsored by the FAA and AUVSI: the sponsors say that the symposium “will bring together representatives from government, industry and academia to discuss topics of high interest to the fast-growing unmanned aircraft (UAS) community. It will focus on industry partnerships as well as how to overcome technical challenges to safe UAS operations.”
The occasion will embrace displays and workshops, and can goal to replace individuals on “the current and future regulatory environment, progress toward integrating UAS, unmanned aircraft research initiatives, counter-UAS evaluations and international UAS collaboration,” says the announcement. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will ship the keynote handle on March 27. Huerta and the FAA lately got here beneath hearth from President Trump, who known as the Next-gen system “out of whack” and commented pointedly that he’d like to see a pilot in the administrator’s place.
AUVSI says that the symposium will present drone operators with entry and perception to authorities officers: “[The event] will provide stakeholders the opportunity to talk face-to-face with a cross-section of government and industry representatives about regulations, research, and other initiatives to integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS)….The FAA will also operate a resource booth throughout the Symposium to provide one-on-one technical support on authorizations, waivers, Part 107 requirements, and other policies and regulations.”
The agenda has been developed based mostly on survey outcomes from final 12 months’s symposium held in Daytona Beach, FL. While final 12 months’s occasion boasted tons of of individuals, the drone business has grown considerably since the introduction of Part 107 and this 12 months’s symposium could also be a lot bigger. The occasion is one other effort by the FAA to shift its strategy of drone integration in direction of collaboration with the drone business; an effort which Huerta has pushed via initiatives reminiscent of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) and business working teams.