The FAA's Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) (PDF) is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration strategy and vision. Membership (PDF) is comprised of CEO/COO-level executives from a cross-section of stakeholders representing the wide variety of UAS interests, including industry, research and academia, retail, and technology.
All DAC 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.
Solicitation for New DAC Members
We are currently processing DAC membership in accordance with the Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the DAC published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2018 (83 FR 65390). The Secretary of Transportation will select members to fill open vacancies from the 226 candidates that responded to the solicitation. We hope to notify all candidates of their status in the coming months.
Next DAC Meeting
The meeting planned for October 17 has been canceled. We will be rescheduling it soon.
Previous DAC Meetings and Materials
- July 17, 2018 – Santa Clara, CA
- September 2016 – May 2018