Precision Hawk and DJI are separately seeking partners among State, local and tribal governments to take part in innovation zones as part of the recently-announced UAS Integration Pilot Program. The deadline for consortium proposals is 28 November (See Unmanned Airspace “US transport secretary Chao details drone integration programme” November 5, 2017).
“We believe that the UAS Integration Pilot Program is in-line with PrecisionHawk’s approach, which is to provide expertise and recommendations to rule-makers that are rooted in data,” said Diana Cooper, SVP of Policy and Strategy at PrecisionHawk. “Under the Pathfinder Program, we were able to see first-hand the benefit of involving industry stakeholders in the future of rulemaking. We look forward to extending that reach to the broader community.”
“DJI has worked for years with government officials around the world to help develop reasonable, safety-enhancing public policies while keeping open the pathways to innovation,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs. “We would very much value the opportunity to work with U.S. state, local and tribal governments to develop smart and comprehensive strategies for expanding how drones can benefit their constituents while properly managing their integration into the airspace.”