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[Avionics Today 10-30-2015] FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has released the names of members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force announced earlier this month. Earl Lawrence, Director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, and Dave Vos of Google X will co-chair the group.
The task force membership aims to represent a range of stakeholder viewpoints, interests and knowledge of the objectives and scope, according to the FAA. Task force membership was by invitation only and participation is voluntary. Interested parties who are not members of the task force may submit comments to the public docket.
Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx set a deadline of Nov. 20 for the task force to complete its recommendations and work is already underway. The group will meet formally from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5 before developing recommendations on a streamlined registration process and minimum requirements on which unmanned aircraft should be registered. Given the urgency of this issue, the DOT and FAA will move expeditiously to consider the Task Force's recommendations.
Along with the FAA and DOT, the following federal agencies will provide expert support to the Task Force: Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, Office of Management and Budget, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of State.
Task Force Members include:
Nancy Egan – 3D RoboticsÃ¢â¬Â¨Richard Hanson – Academy of Model AeronauticsÃ¢â¬Â¨George Novak – Aerospace Industries AssociationÃ¢â¬Â¨Chuck Hogeman and Randy Kenagy – Air Line Pilots AssociationÃ¢â¬Â¨Jim Coon – Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationÃ¢â¬Â¨Sean Cassidy – Amazon Prime AirÃ¢â¬Â¨Ben Gielow–Amazon RetailÃ¢â¬Â¨Justin Towles – American Association of Airport ExecutivesÃ¢â¬Â¨Brian Wynne – Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems InternationalÃ¢â¬Â¨Parker Brugge – Best BuyÃ¢â¬Â¨Douglas Johnson – Consumer Electronics AssociationÃ¢â¬Â¨Brendan Schulman – DJIÃ¢â¬Â¨Paul Feldman – General Aviation Manufacturers AssociationÃ¢â¬Â¨Dave Vos – GoogleX (Co-Chair)Ã¢â¬Â¨Tony Bates – GoProÃ¢â¬Â¨Matt Zuccaro – Helicopter Association InternationalÃ¢â¬Â¨Mike Fergus – International Association of Chiefs of PoliceÃ¢â¬Â¨John Perry – Management Association for Private Photogrammetric SurveyorsÃ¢â¬Â¨Brandon Declet – MeasureÃ¢â¬Â¨Randall Burdett – National Association of State Aviation OfficialsÃ¢â¬Â¨Sarah Wolf – National Business Aviation AssociationÃ¢â¬Â¨Baptiste Tripard – ParrotÃ¢â¬Â¨Tyler Collins – PrecisionHawkÃ¢â¬Â¨Gregory McNeal – Small UAV CoalitionÃ¢â¬Â¨Thomas Head – Walmart