Washington Report

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Senate Committee Holds UAS Hearing

On Thursday, March 10, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held the hearing, "Up in the Air: Examining the Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft for Small Businesses."  During the hearing, witnesses from the Air Line Pilots Association, the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University discussed the potential that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) hold for the U.S. economy and small businesses, the need for the U.S. to remain competitive with other nations in UAS innovation, and the importance of protecting privacy and safety of people in the National Air Space and on the ground.   

NAR sent a letter to the Committee members for the hearing, emphasizing the potential that UAS technology holds for the real estate industry, while reiterating our commitment to working with teh FAA and other agencies to create a culture of safe and responsible UAS users.  

Read NAR's Letter