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AUVSI 2014: Main players debate UAS integration into national airspace

13th May 2014 - 20:02 GMT | by Andrew White, Joyce de Thouars in Orlando


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been criticised as being ‘too cautious’ in the integration of unmanned systems into the national airspace (NAS), a government official has stated.

Addressing delegates at AUVSI in Orlando, Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo, said: ‘The FAA is in many respects too cautious. We cannot force them but we will continue to work with them together with the industry to highlight weak points.

‘One of the big frustrations we have at the committee is that we cannot mandate the FAA. We don’t have to think about everything at the same time. Maybe it is the

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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Joyce de Thouars


Joyce de Thouars

Joyce holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Before she …

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