Titus Statement on FAA Commercial Drone Rules

Jun 21, 2016
Press Release

June 21, 2016
Contact: Kyle Roerink
Phone: 202-657-3219

Titus Statement on FAA Commercial Drone Rules

Washington, D.C. – Today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the long-awaited final rule for commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). This final rule provides a framework for the regulated, commercial use of UAS in the national airspace including aircraft registration, pilot training, and operational restrictions. Congresswoman Dina Titus, a member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, released the following statement:

“This rule is a significant step forward for an industry that has the potential to transform our economy in Nevada and nationwide. I was proud to be a leading advocate for the selection of Nevada as one of the nation’s UAS test sites. With this regulatory framework we will help move the industry beyond the costly and unpredictable approval by exemption process that the FAA has been utilizing in the interim. 

“I will continue to work with manufacturers, operators, developers, and our regulatory agencies to see greater progress in terms of commercial UAS. Most importantly, Chairman Shuster and the Republican leadership must remove the air traffic control privatization scheme from the House FAA reauthorization legislation. That poison pill is preventing a bipartisan bill, which includes numerous important provisions impacting the UAS industry and its operations, from becoming law. Those provisions include extension of the Nevada test site authorization and language I successfully submitted in committee that will lead to the development of a low-level air traffic management system for the safe operation of commercial UAS.”