The 35 Members Of The FAA’s Drone Advisory Board Are Made Public

FAA Names Members Of High-Level Drone Advisory Committee


Intel CEO Brian Krzanich



” The FAA has named 35 business, association, municipal and academic leaders to serve on a new Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) to advise it on introducing unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system.RTCA, a not-for-profit organization that functions as a federal advisory body to the FAA, announced the membership on August 31.

  The committee’s first public meeting is scheduled for September 16 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

  RTCA announced the following members of the committee: Greg Agvent, CNN; Deborah Ale Flint, Los Angeles World Airports; Juan Alonso, Stanford University; Mark Baker, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Jaz Banga, Airspace Technologies; Linden Blue, General Atomics; Robert Boyd, Riley County, Kan.; Tim Canoll, Air Line Pilots Association; Nancy Egan, 3D Robotics; Trish Gilbert, National Air Traffic Controllers Association; Martin Gomez-Vesclir, Facebook; Todd Graetz, BNSF Railway; David Green, Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics; Ryan Hartman, Insitu; Robert Isom, American Airlines; and Gur Kimchi, Amazon Prime Air.

  Also named were: Ed Lee, mayor of San Francisco; Nancy Leveson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dave Mathewson, Academy of Model Aeronautics; Nan Mattai, Rockwell Collins; Houston Mills, UPS; Marily Mora, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority; Christopher Penrose, AT&T; Steven Rush, Professional Helicopter Pilots Association; Lillian Ryals, MITRE Corporation; Robie Samanta Roy, Lockheed Martin; Paola Santana, Matternet; Ed Sayadian, Harris Corporation; Brendan Schulman, DJI Technology; Phil Straub, Garmin International; Dave Vos, Google X; Brian Wynne, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International;  Robert Young, PrecisionHawk; Matthew Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International.”


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