NBAA creates new committee to solve emerging technology issues

posted on 29th August 2019 by William Hayes
NBAA creates new committee to solve emerging technology issues

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has set up a new committee to look into emerging aviation technologies and is currently soliciting applications for membership.

Among the issues the committee, dubbed the Emerging Technologies Committee, is seeking to tackle are unmanned aircraft systems, electric propulsion, urban air mobility, unmanned traffic management, and commercial space.

“NBAA is excited to launch this new committee to support developing technologies that represent significant growth opportunities for its member companies,” said NBAA director of air traffic services and infrastructure Heidi Williams.

“The aviation professionals who make up this committee will help drive the future of aviation safety and policy.”

The association is seeking applicants with experience in the development of any of the aforementioned technologies, or in any of the associated infrastructure, training, or integration into the U.S. National Airspace System.

NBAA will be tasking the committee with providing insights on standards, rulemaking and other policy initiatives, as well as providing educational and training sessions.

“This committee is an opportunity for innovators in aviation to influence consensus standards and regulations that will allow for safe integration of new technology into the NAS,” said Brad Hayden, president and CEO of Robotic Skies and chair of the new NBAA committee.