Congressman Frank LoBiondo Addresses Safety Concerns Over UAS Technology

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MILLVILLE – House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman and Congressman, Frank LoBiondo, organized a subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, October 7th on the topic of safety.
The hearing was meant to push the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to consider a federal registry of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recognized this need and on Tuesday, October 20th announced the creation of a task force for the registration of UAS technology purchased in the United States.
LoBiondo released a statement in response to the decision. “I am pleased to see DOT taking the concerns and suggestions of the House Aviation Subcommittee seriously by partnering with the UAS industry and users to register drones purchased in the United States," said Congressman Lobiondo. "UAS technology represents the next frontier in aviation, creating new economic opportunities here at home. But safety must always come first. We cannot allow reckless individuals to endanger the safety of our airspace. The registration process will play an important role in protecting our airspace and allowing the industry to grow. I will continue to work with DOT and stakeholders towards fully integrating UAS safely into the national airspace.”
The hearing materials including video can be found here.

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