Event Archive

  • April 3, 2013 — Online Session on UAS Test Site Privacy Policy

    The FAA held an online public engagement session on Wednesday, April 3 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. EDT to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the agency's proposed privacy policy for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The FAA provided a brief overview of the UAS test site program and proposed privacy policy and then took comments from participants. Each participant had three minutes for comments. The FAA continues to encourage the public to provide comments to the docket. The FAA listened and recorded all comments, but did not answer any questions during the session.

    The FAA anticipates that test site operator privacy practices will help inform the dialogue among policymakers, privacy advocates, and the industry on broader questions about the use of UAS technologies. The privacy requirements the FAA has proposed are specifically designed for the operation of the UAS test sites. They are not intended to pre-determine the long-term policy and regulatory framework under which commercial UASs would operate. Rather, they aim to assure maximum transparency of privacy policies associated with UAS test site operations in order to engage all stakeholders in discussion about which privacy issues are raised by UAS operations and how law, public policy, and the industry practices should respond to those issues in the long run.

    FAA UAS Online Listening Session: WMV, PDF

  • April 25, 2012 — Webinars on FAA's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Test Site Request for Comments

    The FAA hosted two identical webinars on UAS Test Sites on April 10 and
    April 11, 2012. FAA officials answered online and phone questions from nearly 500 participants on the Request for Comments published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2012. The comment period closed May 8, 2012. Read the transcript of the UAS Test Sites Webinar (PDF)