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. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Please email the UAS Integration Office. Read comments that have been submitted to the DAC here:
New DAC Members
On May 15, 2019, the Secretary of Transportation appointed 12 new DAC members to fill open vacancies. The individuals were selected from 226 candidates that responded to the Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the DAC published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2018 (83 FR 65390).
Next DAC Meeting
February 27, 2020 – Washington, DC
Previous DAC Meetings and Materials
- October 17, 2019 – Washington, DC
- June 6, 2019 – Arlington, VA
- July 17, 2018 – Santa Clara, CA
- September 2016 – May 2018