Members of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) convened in Reno, NV on January 31st to consider three tasks aimed at gaining a consensus-based set of resolutions for issues regarding the efficiency and safety of integrating UAS into the NAS and to develop recommendations to address those issues and challenges. Hosted by Reno-Tahoe Airport and the University of Nevada, Reno, and open to the public, the meeting brought a diverse set of stakeholders together to begin the hard work of forging consensus on the best way to integrate drones into the worldâ€™s safest airspace.
The next Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) meeting will be hosted by the FAA at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on March 1-2.
The NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) will meet on February 22nd under the leadership of Chairman Dave Bronczek, President & COO of Fed Ex Corporation.
RTCA's Special Committee SC-159, Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and the Tactical Operations Committee (TOC) provided a review and comments on Ligado's proposal for use of the GPS adjacent band for non-space, commercial applications.