FAA’s New UAS Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given a brief update on the first meeting of the newly established UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), which came together on June 21-23.

According to the agency, which remains mum on many details, the first meeting “advanced key policies of concern to the FAA, industry and law enforcement.” The ARC was recently formed to help the agency come up with news ways to remotely identify the owners of rogue unmanned aircraft systems.

Specifically, the committee looked at issues including “existing regulations applicable to drone identification and tracking, air traffic management for drones, concerns and authorities of local law enforcement, and potential legal considerations,” the FAA explains in news update.

In addition, the members “developed some preliminary questions and identification parameters,” as well as “reviewed a sample of existing identification technologies.”

The next meeting will be held July 18-19, the FAA notes. More information on the new committee can be found here.

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