MAPPS has tapped John Perry, Founder and CEO of Altavian based in Gainesville, FL to represent the association on the task force.
“We are pleased and honored that the FAA has invited MAPPS to participate in the UAS RTF ARC,” said MAPPS President Susan Marlow. “MAPPS has actively called on the FAA to move forward with UAS rulemaking, and we are thrilled to be a part of the process.”
MAPPS has been a leading voice in the commercial use of UAS for geospatial data acquisition. The association has been engaged with FAA on UAS issues since 2009 and testified before state legislatures and participated in Congressional roundtables. MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello was appointed to serve on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) working group on beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and the association serves on acommittee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to develop policy recommendations to the 50 state legislatures on unmanned aerial systems (UAS).