AUVSI announces paper to help states prepare for drones

Feb. 21, 2023
The paper follows the launch of AUVSI’s multi-state Drone Prepared initiative to help lawmakers ensure that their state or locality is ready for the benefits the future of uncrewed and autonomous flight will bring to their communities, AUVSI reports.

WASHINGTON - The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced the publication of a legal white paper analyzing airspace law and offering a plan for how states and localities can consider uncrewed aircraft system (UAS, or drone) laws that enable the rapidly growing industry without infringing upon existing authorities, AUVSI reports. Continue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

21 February 2022 - “As the Drone Flies: How to Think About Property Ownership, Federal Preemption, and Airspace Control in the Era of Remotely Piloted Aircraft” is authored by Sara Baxenberg and Josh Turner, experienced drone and preemption attorneys at Wiley Rein who serve as outside counsel to AUVSI. They address two key legal issues: first, the rights of individual property owners in the surface of their property as compared to the airspace above, and second, the authority of states and localities given federal preemption in the fields of air navigation and aviation safety.

"While the advent of drones may appear to pose an inflection point for a variety of traditional legal concepts, these supposed conflicts are, in actuality, easily resolved,” said Sara Baxenberg, Partner at Wiley Rein LLP. “States can protect rights, interests, and assets in a way that ensures that the rules are clear for all stakeholders and all interests are adequately safeguarded

A summary of the white paper is available at the link listed above.

Related: UAE orders additional systems from Airobotics for autonomous urban drone integration

Related: FAA continues drone integration initiatives

Related: Raytheon and AirMap collaborate on safe drone integration into the national airspace system

Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Military Aerospace, create an account today!