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FAA Drone Advisory Committee Slates 3rd Meeting

By S.L. Fuller | April 28, 2017
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The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee has scheduled its third-ever meeting for May 3 in Herndon, Virginia, at Airline Pilots Assn. headquarters. With Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as its chair, the committee is set to meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At the previous meeting, which took place in Reno, Nevada, in January, the committee approved direction for two of its three subcommittee task groups. It is planned that the committee will discuss recommendations from the two task groups during this upcoming meeting.

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Task Group 1 has focus in roles and responsibilities for legislators and law enforcement bodies for unmanned aircraft system integration in the national airspace. Task Group 2 has focus on airspace access and future drone operations in the airspace. The third task group is slated to give a status update. With focus on funding, the third task group was asked to go back to the drawing board at the last meeting and was not given an official direction.

An hour-long FAA update is also slated in the agenda.

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