The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has formed a UAS Detection and Mitigation Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The purpose of the ARC is to ensure that new technologies designed to detect and mitigate risks from careless or hostile UAS do not adversely impact the safe and efficient operation of the nation’s airspace. The ARC’s 58 members represent a diverse set of aviation stakeholders, including those from the UAS industry.

58 ARC Member Organizations

The 58 members of the ARC are from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), AeroVigilance , Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), Airborne Public Safety Association, Airlines for America, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Airport Consultants Council (ACC), Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network (ALEAN), Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), Aloft, Amazon, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), American Correctional Association, Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc. (ASRI), Association of Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), ASTM International, CTIA, Cherokee Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Chula Vista Police Department, Commercial Drone Alliance, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMPTO), DeDrone, D-Fend Solutions, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, DroneResponders, Echodyne, Florida Power & Light Company, Helicopter Association International (HAI), Hidden Level, Hillsborough County Airport Authority, Honeywell, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Major League Baseball (MLB), Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission, NATCA, National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), National Football League (NFL), National League of Cities, Northrop Grumman, NUAIR, Pierce Aerospace, Port of Long Beach, Raytheon Technologies, RTCA, Skydio, SkySafe, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, Stadium Managers Association, The Boeing Company, The MITRE Corporation, Texas Department of Public Safety, Virginia State Police, WiMax Forum, and Wing.

“The FAA understands the potential risk posed by drones in the hands of unwelcome actors and we want to involve the entire industry in finding and using safe solutions,” said Tonya Coultas, Acting Associate Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety.  


Michael Robbins, Executive Vice President of the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI); Matt Cornelius, Executive Vice President of Airports Council International-North America; and Abigail Smith, Acting Executive Director of UAS Security for the FAA, serve as co-chairs.

The committee will begin its work in May and issue a final report in early 2024.

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