The Federal Aviation Administration will form aÂ broad-based drone advisory committee to provide insightsÂ on unmanned aircraft system integration challenges.
The FAAÂ said Wednesday thatÂ the committee will act as aÂ long-term spinoffÂ of the stakeholder-based and temporaryÂ UAS registration task force and micro-UAS aviation rulemaking committee.
“Input from stakeholders is critical to our ability to achieve that perfect balance between integration and safety,” FAA AdministratorÂ Michael HuertaÂ saidÂ at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’sÂ XPONENTIAL 2016 conference in New Orleans, where he announced the new committee.
Huerta has appointedÂ Intel CEO Brian Krzanich toÂ chair the DAC, which will aid in theÂ identification and prioritization of integration challenges as well as establish support for an overall integration strategy.
The administration will also open UAS operations to students and faculty members for educational and research purposes provided that the participants follow rules for model aircraft, FAA added.
Huerta said the change aims to drive innovation.