FAA Announces the Establishment of the Drone Advisory Committee

On May 4, 2016, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the establishment of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).  The DAC is intended to be a long-standing Federal Advisory committee with a broad mission to address issues of integrating UAS into the NAS.  The DAC will be comprised of industry stakeholders tasked with identifying and prioritizing various challenges presented by UAS integration.  Prior FAA task forces and committees have been charged with producing recommendations in specific areas such as designing a registration system for non-commercial UAS and performance-based standards to allow for the operation of micro UAS over persons.  The DAC is expected to address broader integration challenges.  The DAC will be co-chaired by Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, and Administrator Huerta.