Thursday May 05, 2016

Intel CEO and Drone Enthusiast to Lead New FAA Drone Advisory Council

This morning, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will lead the Drone Advisory Council, a new stakeholder initiative modeled after their successful Next Generation Advisory Council to provide recommendations to the Administrator on key UAS-related issues. In addition, today, Intel released the video of a historic event for the UAS community. Intel became the only company to receive a Section 333 Exemption for multiple UAS per pilot from the FAA and launched the first Drone 100 event over U.S. soil. The drones were built by Ascending Technologies, now part of Intel. The FAA has demonstrated time and again their desire to work with industry to support UAS advances necessary for everyone from hobbyists to companies working to offer truly valuable commercial applications.