Join the Newseum for a live flight demonstration of unmanned aircraft systems in the atrium at the Newseum. The demonstration is being held as part of a White House Office of Science and Technology and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation workshop that is bringing together experts across government, academia, and industry to explore issues related to airspace integration, public and commercial uses for unmanned aircraft, and ways to ensure safety, security, and privacy in this emerging field.
This event follows the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement in June finalizing new rules governing the non-recreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems weighing less than 55 pounds. According to some industry estimates, commercial unmanned aircraft systems could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.
The U.S. Government is pioneering platforms and applications that are helping save taxpayer money, conserve critical resources, and even save lives. In the U.S., government efforts to inspect and repair infrastructure, map and predict extreme weather events, and manage and monitor the environment have all seen improvement with the use of unmanned aircraft systems.