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AIA Commends Announcement of UAS test sites.

Press Release Summary:

Jan 03, 2014 - Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) welcomed FAA's selection of six Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test sites required by FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. According to AIA, this announcement will facilitate research, development, and collection of performance data necessary for eventual UAS integration into National Airspace System. AIA also claimed this announcement is one more step towards realizing full potential benefits of UAS.

Aerospace Industries Association - Arlington, VA

Original Press Release

AIA Commends Announcement of UAS Test Sites

Press release date: Dec 30, 2013

Statement by the Aerospace Industries Association commending the announcement of the six  test sites for unmanned aircraft systems research.

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes FAA’s selection of the six Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test sites required by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.  This long awaited announcement will facilitate vital research, development and collection of performance data which is needed for the eventual integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

With the recent release of the UAS Roadmap, comprehensive integration plan, and now today’s announcement, we are one step closer to realizing the full potential benefits of UAS.  Key ingredients are in place for the public and private sectors to work together toward achieving the tremendous economic and public safety benefits offered by UAS technologies. It is time to roll up our sleeves and make civil UAS a reality.

Founded in 1919 shortly after the birth of flight, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.

Daniel N. Stohr
Director, Communications
Aerospace Industries Association
1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1700
Arlington, Virginia 22209 USA
T: 703-358-1078
C: 703-517-8173