As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) become more prevalent, companies are looking at how to best integrate them into overall operations and their flight department. Steve Dunai, UAS program manager for American Family Insurance, said his company started looking at areas where drones could be useful about two years ago, including in roof inspections, underwriting, security and more. Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, said there is an alignment in pilot and drone operation skills, but training is key.
NBAA, together with association partners, collaboratively submitted comments on the proposed changes to the FAA’s definition of aeronautical activity. The groups cautioned the FAA that proposed changes to the definition may have unintended consequences and create unnecessary complications.
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV-01) of the House Subcommittee for Aviation details what more can be done to help airports and municipalities collaborate with surrounding communities to support advanced air mobility.