The Federal Aviation Administration has appointed Christian Ramsey, President of uAvionix, to the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).
Ramsey will fill an existing vacancy on the DAC representing UAS Hardware Component manufacturers.
The FAA’s DAC is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements.
The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration strategy and vision.
Membership is comprised of CEO/COO-level executives from a cross section of stakeholders representing the wide variety of UAS interests, including industry, research and academia, retail, and technology.
Commenting on the appointment, Ramsey said: “I’m excited to be a part of the team. As a pioneer of low-SWaP avionics for UAS, I think uAvionix can bring a perspective to the DAC that has been missing to-date. We want to help get the unmanned industry off the ground – literally – by providing avionics that regulators have confidence in that allow routine Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations and type certification of unmanned aircraft.”
Adding: “Currently, there isn’t a mechanism that communicates the needs of regulators to industry to guide investment in critical technologies. I hope to be a conduit to improve the understanding of those regulatory needs and drive industry-developed solutions allowing UAS to achieve its promise.”