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Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

July 13th — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2167

The FAA forecasts that the fleet of commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will increase tenfold from 42,000 units in 2016 to more than 420,000 by 2021, with users spanning nearly every major industry. In many cases, UAS can perform the job of a conventional,manned aircraft more efficiently, more safely, and cheaper, supplanting or  supplementing the services provided by typical planes.

Congressman Dan Lipinski, co-chair of the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus, invites you to a panel discussion on how UAS end-users in multiple industrial sectors are using this technology to collect and process data. This event will also highlight the
role of UAS service providers, which can bring UAS vehicles, pilots and related technology to the benefit of various industries without the need to purchase drones of their own. This event will promote a better understanding of UAS technology and its practical applications in the agriculture, construction, and research sectors. Panelists will also include Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy, who will discuss UAS-related job creation and provide and industry outlook.

We encourage you to join us and hear directly from UAS stakeholders on the opportunities for growth and associated policy challenges. PLEASE RSVP TO Carl Roberts at Carl.Roberts@mail.house.gov.