Bigfork, MT February 21, 2020
uAvionix and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the appointment of Christian Ramsey, President of uAvionix, to the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). Christian will fill an existing vacancy on the DAC representing UAS Hardware Component Manufacturers.
The FAA’s DAC is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides 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 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.
“I’m excited to be a part of the team,” said Christian. “As a pioneer of low-SWaP avionics for UAS, I think uAvionix can bring a perspective to the DAC that has been missing to-date. We want to help get the unmanned industry off the ground – literally – by providing avionics that regulators have confidence in that allow routine Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations and type certification of unmanned aircraft. Currently, there isn’t a mechanism that communicates the needs of regulators to industry to guide investment in critical technologies. I hope to be a conduit to improve the understanding of those regulatory needs and drive industry-developed solutions allowing UAS to achieve its promise. ”
Christian is a private pilot and licensed UAS pilot under FAA Part 107. He will serve a two-year term on the DAC representing the UAS Hardware Component Manufacturers Stakeholder Group.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded in 2015 with the mission of bringing safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry in order to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). A fundamental principle of that mission is to provide solutions that allow all airspace users a common situational awareness of the airspace. Through the evolution of our company, we pioneered and now offer low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified ADS-B and GPS solutions for General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles and the UAS markets. Based in Bigfork, MT and Leesburg, VA, uAvionix consists of an unparalleled engineering and management team with a unique combination of experience within avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and semiconductor industries. The entire leadership team consists of pilots of fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAS aircraft. uAvionix is backed by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.
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