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DOT, FAA Form Industry-Govt Task Force on UAS Registration, Safety

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Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx

The Transportation Department and Federal Aviation Administration have formed a task force of up to 30 industry and government stakeholders to recommend requirements for the registration and safety of unmanned aircraft systems.

DOT said Monday the task force will advise DOT on potential exemptions from registration, options to accelerate the registration process and UAS safety considerations.

Michael Huerta
Michael Huerta

“Registering unmanned aircraft will help build a culture of accountability and responsibility, especially with new users who have no experience operating in the U.S. aviation system,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta added that the registration program aims to address the increased reports of potentially unsafe UAS activity.

The task force is due to submit a report on its recommendations by Nov. 20.

According to DOT, FAA will also continue its work with several industry associations to support education and outreach initiatives on UAS operations.

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