Speech – Drone Integration

Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell
Seattle, WA

Good morning.

The need for us to integrate unmanned aircraft into the NAS continues to be a national priority. After the hurricanes, drones became a literal lifeline. They gave us an operational window that was a game changer at every level. Same with the wildfires in California. We were seeing things in real time at a time when minutes mattered.

Two weeks ago today, the President and Secretary Chao announced the UAS Integration Pilot Programwhich will create a mechanism for the private sector and state, local and tribal governments to make experience-based and data-driven contributions to integrating drones.

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