AUVSI launches campaign to help states prepare for the future of advanced aviation

Jan. 26, 2023
According to the FAA, as of October 2022 there are 869,000 registered drones with over 300,000 of those flown commercially; by 2025, there will be 2.49 million operational drones, AUVSI says.

ARLINGTON, Va., - The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced the launch of “Drone Prepared,” a multi-state 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. Continue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

26 January 2023 - AUVSI notes that commercial drone operations are already providing essential services to the American public and hold immense promise to simultaneously provide workforce, economic, and environmental benefits to the communities where they operate. Examples of commercial drone operations include infrastructure inspections, package delivery, wireless internet and cell connectivity, agricultural surveying and many more. Drones are also being used by first responders to save lives serving search and rescue, firefighting, and police departments across the country.

“State, local, and tribal governments have a key role to play in the growing drone economy and the Drone Prepared campaign provides critical resources for communities to understand the complex, evolving industry and begin preparing in ways that will welcome the industry, and its benefits, to their geographies.” said Michael Healander, President & CEO at Airspace Link, an AUVSI Premium Member.

Michael Smitsky, Director, Government Affairs at AUVSI, said: “The potential for expansion of commercial drone operations remains tremendous. We welcome opportunities to share with lawmakers how they can unlock scalable, secure and sustainable commercial drone operations that will benefit their communities – while maintaining the highest levels of airspace safety and regulatory compliance.”

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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