On February 8, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2023 by a voice vote. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the FAA for the next five years. Passage of the bill follows the House’s passage of their FAA reauthorization bill, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act in July 2023.
Airports Council and AUVSI on February 8 welcomed the release of the final report issued by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Detection and Mitigating Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).
The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced the hiring of new staff and internal promotions. The personnel moves support the association’s mission to foster the growth, long-term viability, and stability of the uncrewed systems industry.
Michael Robbins, Chief Advocacy Officer of the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), issued an official statement regarding a memo released by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on the threat drones from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) pose to U.S. national security.
The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) commends Congress for sending the FY 2024 National Defense Authorization Act to President Biden’s desk for signature, which includes the American Security Drone Act (ASDA).
AUVSI announced the launch of “AAM Prepared,” a multi-state initiative supported by Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry leaders and manufacturers to help states and localities prepare for for the future of advanced air transportation.
Advanced Navigation has unveiled a new high-tech robotics facility for autonomous systems based at UTS Tech Lab in Botany, New South Wales, Australia.
Applied Intuition, Inc. announced that it was awarded a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research contract by AFWERX Autonomy Prime to deliver synthetic data to train an aided target recognition algorithm.
AUVSI’s coalition will advance policies that enhance competitiveness for the U.S. drone industry. The coalition intends to host an event later this year calling on Congress to pass legislation advancing these policies.
AUVSI has issued a statement in response to reports that the Department of Defense will launch a ‘Replicator’ initiative—supported by Defense Innovation Unit Director Doug Beck—to integrate uncrewed systems, autonomous platforms and robotics at scale