On November 21, 2015, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee, chartered by the FAA, issued its Final Report to the FAA containing the Task Force’s recommendations for how the FAA should implement a national drone registry system. With the dueling goals of maintaining safety in the National Airspace System (NAS) while also encouraging the emergence of the nascent UAS industry, the Task Force was given a difficult job: “develop recommendations for the creation of a registration process” for sUAS. The Final Report is particularly timely, as somewhere between 500,000 to 1 million drones (nearly all of which will be sUAS) are expected to be sold in the United States over the upcoming holiday season. To read the full alert, click here.
Andrew Barr is an associate in the litigation department. Mr. Barr represents clients in both state and federal court, with an emphasis on aviation-related matters and securities defense. He is a member of the firm’s UAS/Drone Group, and, as a pilot, he is able to provide a unique perspective when working with aviation and UAS clients. More ›