House Aviation Subcommittee Holding Hearing on UAS Integration


On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee is holding a hearing on technological, legal and policy issues related to the use and integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in national airspace.

The hearing, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., is entitled, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration: Emerging Uses in a Changing National Airspace.”

Witnesses will include as follows:

Panel I

  • Juan J. Alonso, professor of aeronautics and astronautics
  • William O. “Billy” Ball, executive vice president and chief transmission officer at Southern Co.
  • William Goodwin, general counsel at AirMap
  • Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

Panel II

  • Daniel K. Elwell, deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Earl Lawrence, director of the FAA’s UAS integration office

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. EST in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, and a live webcast will be available here.

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