The US Senate has confirmed Michael Whitaker to serve as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 5 years in a bipartisan 98 – 0 vote.
On behalf of the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), President and CEO Brian Wynne issued the following statement:
“The US has long been the global leader in aviation—but in recent years, the segment where the US has not led is in the integration of new entrants into the national airspace system. AUVSI is promoting domestic aviation innovation to enhance US aviation leadership and bring significant benefits to American communities.
We look forward to working with Administrator Whitaker and the FAA to support a 21st century regulatory framework that enables routine, scalable and secure drone and Advanced Air Mobility operations.”
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