Intel CEO Picked to Help Regulate Drones, America’s Growing Obsession

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

“The creation of the Drone Advisory Council — an excellent step forward for our industry.”

he U.S. government is slowly getting serious about putting together a modern legal framework to accommodate our country’s growing obsession with commercial and consumer drones.

In a new step announced today, the FAA has tapped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to be the first chair of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), which is being created as place where private sector voices can groupthink with the government to ease the introduction of UAVs into the National Airspace System (NAS). The committee will be comprised of executives from the world of drone manufacturing as well as higher-ups in airport management, academia, and relevant government agencies like NASA.

The lead government official on the DAC will be FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. In his announcement of the DAC’s formation today at the annual AUVSI conference in New Orleans, he said that “input from stakeholders is critical to our ability to achieve that perfect balance between integration and safety.”

“We know that our policies and overall regulation of this segment of aviation will be more successful if we have the backing of a strong, diverse coalition.”

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