Podcast: FAA Reauthorization: AUVSI and Wiley Rein’s Three Takeaways for the UAS Industry

Update (5:45 EDT): The FAA Reauthorization bill has been signed into law.

In this episode of Wiley Connected, Wiley Rein attorney Sara Baxenberg is joined by Tom McMahon of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International – the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community – about the FAA Reauthorization bill that passed the Senate this week and is awaiting the President’s signature.

Specifically, Sara and Tom discuss AUVSI and Wiley Rein’s three key takeaways from the new legislation for the UAS industry:

  1. Congress is interested in moving the industry forward, particularly through the long-awaited repeal of Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act and other important steps.

  2. Congress is thinking about the best ways to mitigate the prospective dangers of widespread UAS use, at all levels of government.

  3. Congress wants to continue evaluating certain UAS policy issues, including UAS operation enforcement mechanisms and the current registration framework.

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