President Biden has appointed Phil Washington to be the new FAA Administrator.
Continue reading below, or listen:
If approved by the Senate, Washington will step into the position vacated by Steve Dickson at the end of March, roughly halfway through his term.
Leading drone advocacy group, the Association for Uncrewed Vehicles and Systems International (AUVSI) issued the following statement, asking the U.S. Senate to confirm the appointment quickly:
On behalf of the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), President and CEO Brian Wynne issued the following statement after the announcement that the Biden Administration will nominate Phil Washington as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):
AUVSI welcomes the news that the White House intends to make a nomination to fill the vacancy in this critical leadership position. We urge the U.S. Senate to avoid delays in holding a vote and to swiftly restore Congressionally confirmed leadership to the agency.
We look forward to working with the new Administrator to continue positive trends that the drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) industry and government stakeholders have built in recent years to support consensus-based standards, the highest levels of airspace safety and U.S. leadership in innovation.
- U.S. DOT Names Billy Nolen Acting FAA Administrator
- FAA Drone Safety Day: The Full Crew Video Featuring FAA and FAAST Team Drone Pros
- BREAKING NEWS: FAA Releases BVLOS ARC Recommendations
- This Spring, FAA Tests UTM Systems to Move Forward on Drone Integration
- FAA Administrator Steve Dickson Steps Down
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
For drone industry consulting or writing, Email Miriam.
Subscribe to DroneLife here.