Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is now the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC)
The Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC) is a broad-based federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and recommendations to the FAA on key unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) integration issues, interests and policies. The AAAC's work relates to the efficiency and safety of integrating advance aviation technologies into the National Airspace System.
The charter amendment (PDF) modified the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee, renaming the committee and expanding membership from 35 to 41 members. The vacancies expand representation in current stakeholder groups to include members with an AAM background. Additionally, there is a new stakeholder group that includes a community advocate representative to provide insight and expertise on potential impacts of increased drone traffic on communities.
The AAAC charter and solicitation for new members were announced in the Federal Register. Watch Deputy Administrator Brad Mims at the October 27 DAC meeting.
Solicitation for New AAAC Members
The FAA issued a notice to solicit nominations for qualified candidates to serve on the AAAC. This notice seeks to fill current and future vacancies on the AAAC and does not affect the status of current AAAC members.
- Nominations must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 10, 2022.
Applications will be kept on file and will be used in consideration for any AAAC vacancies until the current solicitation is closed and a new one is published in the Federal Register. Prospective AAAC applicants are encouraged to read the November 2021 AAAC Solicitation for Nominations Federal Register Notice for more information.
About the AAAC
Candidates must be in good public standing and currently serve as a member of their organization's core leadership team with the ability to make decisions on UAS or AAM related matters. In rare circumstances, membership may be granted to uniquely qualified individuals who do not meet the previous requirement. Members appointed solely for their individual expertise will serve as Special Government Employees.
All AAAC meetings are open to the public, except as provided by section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). All meeting materials are publically available subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Contact the UAS Integration Office. Read comments that have been submitted to the AAAC here:
Next AAAC Meeting
- Information about the next meeting will be posted when it is available.