December 19, 2017
CTIA Statement on FAA Committee’s Commercial Drone Recommendations .
WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following statement to CTIA® Assistant Vice President for Regulatory Affairs Jackie McCarthy. It follows today’s release of a report by the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee recommending wireless networks for identification and tracking of commercial drones in flight.
“We are pleased that the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee has recommended commercial wireless networks as a communications platform to support America’s fast-growing drone market. CTIA believes that reliable, robust and secure wireless networks are the most widely-available and safest platform for drone communications. We look forward to a final FAA ruling that boosts investment, innovation and jobs through the creation of a national framework for drone airspace.”
CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.