CDA Statement of Support for Michael Whitaker to Serve as FAA Administrator


The Commercial Drone Alliance supports the Biden-Harris White House’s nomination of Michael Whitaker as the next Federal Aviation Administration Administrator. With a deep background in advanced aviation and having served as Deputy Administrator of the FAA from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Whitaker is eminently qualified to lead the agency.

“We are grateful to see Mike Whitaker’s nomination sent to the Hill, and we urge his swift confirmation by the Senate,” said Lisa Ellman, Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance. “The commercial drone industry can offer many societal benefits, but only if policy keeps up with technology. We are counting on Mike Whitaker’s leadership to spur action on long-awaited regulatory items such as beyond visual line of sight and expanded drone operations, which will ultimately usher in the next era of advanced aviation.”

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