Media Advisory: Secretary Foxx and FAA Administrator Huerta to Lead Discussion of New Part 107 Drone Rules

August 29, 2016 in News by Robert Bowman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Date: August 26, 2016

Contact: Laura Brown or Les Dorr

Laura.j.brown@faa.gov, les.dorr@faa.gov

Phone:  202-267-3883

Media Advisory

WASHINGTON – Please join U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta and Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) President Brian Wynne for a media briefing to discuss implementation of the FAA’s new Part 107 rule for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which goes into effect on Monday, August 29th. Topics will include details on the waiver process, airspace authorization, and the aeronautical knowledge test.

When: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. EDT

Where: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590. DOT is located at the Navy Yard Metrorail Station (Green Line).

How:

  • Attend. The media briefing is open to accredited media only. Please RSVP by 9 a.m. Monday morning to les.dorr@faa.gov
  • Livestream. The briefing will be available via livestream on YouTube.
  • Call in.  Media may join a listen only teleconference. Please contact les.dorr@faa.gov for the call-in information.

Questions: If you are with the media and have questions during the briefing, please email pressoffice@faa.gov.