The Alliance for Drone Innovation is celebrating the first anniversary of the group’s launch with new initiatives.
It says its aim is to support the voices of the country’s small businesses and independent commercial drone operators whose livelihoods are affected by federal, state and local by drone policies.
ADI confirmed it is has added PrecisionHawk as the 18th member of the organisation.
One of the new initiatives, the Drone Operators Federation, will be led by PrecisionHawk and will aim to guide ADI’s advocacy efforts on behalf of commercial drone operators, to advocate for favorable policies that protect and grow the small and medium-sized businesses.
The new initiatives also include a partnership with NODE to provide resources and support to expand NODE’s member outreach, facilitate communication, and enhance the ability of every NODE member to have their voices heard by policymakers.
Commenting on the new initiatives following a successful first year, Jenny Rosenberg, executive director, said: “ADI’s inaugural year was marked by incredible advancement in our industry for personal and commercial drone users, as well as several incidents that reinforced our number one priority – safety.”
She added: “Looking forward, the potential for drone use in our society will be transformational as reflected by our growing membership of innovators and leaders in drone technology. Our twin new initiatives to amplify the voices of the innovators and operators in the United States will build upon ADI’s prior success at advocating for public policies that maximize innovation.”