The launch of new non-partisan collaborative AccelerātUM sees the body bid to advance unmanned mobility operations.
It is comprised of senior executives and experts from the aviation industry, and is headquartered in Park City, Utah.
Those involved will come together to develop consensus-based solutions for the unmanned mobility industry.
AccelerātUM proposes to this by “bringing together commercial end-users, municipalities, emergency service providers, manufacturers, technology providers, researchers, and regulators” according to a statement.
“AccelerātUM is a different type of collaborative organization,” said
Lessing Stern, co-founder, and chairman of the board. “We founded
AccelerātUM to address the need for consensus-based solutions to the
complex and ambiguous problems the unmanned mobility industry is
Meanwhile, Michael Huerta, co-founder, and former FAA administrator said: “Unmanned aircraft systems are growing at a fast rate and the
standard regulatory processes are slower and more deliberative by
design. This poses a risk to the safety and security of our critical
infrastructure and the National Airspace System.
“AccelerātUM was created to accelerate the development an
implementation of policies, standards, and best practices necessary to
address that risk.”