FAA Picks Walmart, Google, Amazon and Others for Drone Registration Task Force

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced on Thursday the membership of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force. The 25-member Task Force include Google, Amazon, Walmart and GoPro executives. The group is composed of experts from drone manufacturers, aviation associations, retailers and others, providing a good variety of perspectives.

“The Task Force membership represents a range of stakeholder viewpoints, interests and knowledge of the objectives and scope,” according to the FAA. While Task Force membership was by invitation only, participation is voluntary.

Interested parties who are not members of this Task Force are invited to submit comments to the public docket located here, while the Federal Notice is available for viewing here.

 

Here is a complete list of task force members:

  • Nancy Egan – 3D Robotics
  • Richard Hanson – Academy of Model Aeronautics
  • George Novak – Aerospace Industries Association
  • Chuck Hogeman and Randy Kenagy – Air Line Pilots Association
  • Jim Coon – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Sean Cassidy – Amazon Prime Air
  • Ben Gielow–Amazon Retail
  • Justin Towles – American Association of Airport Executives
  • Brian Wynne – Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Parker Brugge – Best Buy
  • Douglas Johnson – Consumer Electronics Association
  • Brendan Schulman – DJI
  • Paul Feldman – General Aviation Manufacturers Association
  • Dave Vos – GoogleX (Co-Chair)
  • Tony Bates – GoPro
  • Matt Zuccaro – Helicopter Association International
  • Mike Fergus – International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • John Perry – Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors
  • Brandon Declet – Measure
  • Randall Burdett – National Association of State Aviation Officials
  • Sarah Wolf – National Business Aviation Association
  • Baptiste Tripard – Parrot
  • Tyler Collins – PrecisionHawk
  • Gregory McNeal – Small UAV Coalition
  • Thomas Head – Walmart