Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Drone Advisory Committee is working to create a more inclusive airspace

Aviation is for everyone, and the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is working to ensure that everyone feels included. During the DAC’s last meeting the FAA requested that they explore a potential language change. For example, the technical term for drones is unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS. Unmanned.  Now the committee is looking at ways to make that terminology gender-inclusive, because really, so long as a person is flying safely and following the rules, it doesn’t matter what their gender is.

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In this episode, we’re exploring what an equitable aerospace industry looks like. You’ll hear from FAA Deputy Administrator Brad Mims, the FAA’s Vice President for System Operations Services Ginny Boyle, and Alina George from the FAA’s drone office.