US Senate subcommittee to discuss drones and eVTOLs in the National Airspace System

According to the US government’s Senate subcommittee on commerce, science and transportation US Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz), Chair of the Subcommittee, will convene a hearing entitled “FAA Reauthorization: Integrating New Entrants into the National Airspace System” on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 2:15 p.m. EDT.

“This hearing marks the first in a series of discussions regarding the 2023 reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and will examine issues relating to the integration into the National Airspace System (NAS) of new entrants, such as advanced air mobility (AAM) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operators,” said the press release. “Topics such as the certification of emerging aircraft technologies, airspace management, workforce, and infrastructure needed to support the deployment of AAM and UAS into the NAS will be considered.  Witnesses will comprise:

  • Lisa Ellman, Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
  • Gregory Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eviation
  • Colonel (Ret.) Stephen P. “Lux” Luxion, Executive Director, FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ASSURE)
  • Stéphane Fymat, Vice President and General Manager, Urban Air Mobility and Unmanned Aerial Systems, Honeywell Aerospace
  • Edward M. Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business Aviation Association

Hearing Details:

Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

2:15 p.m. EDT

Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253


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