New NBAA Committee To Tackle Emerging Technology Issues

 - August 27, 2019, 11:57 AM

NBAA has established a new committee to focus on a spectrum of emerging aviation technologies, from unmanned aircraft systems and electric propulsion to urban air mobility, unmanned traffic management, and commercial space, among others. The association is soliciting applications for membership in the Emerging Technologies Committee, adding it is, in particular, looking for participants with experience in the development of these technologies, integration of them into the U.S. National Airspace System, support of associated infrastructure, and training. NBAA is encouraging manufacturers, software developers, operators, and other interested organizations to apply.

“NBAA is excited to launch this new committee to support developing technologies that represent significant growth opportunities for its member companies,” said NBAA director of air traffic services and infrastructure Heidi Williams. “The aviation professionals who make up this committee will help drive the future of aviation safety and policy.”

The committee will be tasked with developing insight to enable NBAA to better advocate on behalf of the industry on standards, rulemaking, and other policy initiatives. Additionally, the committee will provide educational and training sessions.

“This committee is an opportunity for innovators in aviation to influence consensus standards and regulations that will allow for safe integration of new technology into the NAS,” said Brad Hayden, president and CEO of Robotic Skies and chair of the new NBAA committee.