WASHINGTON, DC – Brandon Torres Declet, CEO of Measure, the nation’s leading drone operator, today released the following statement on the announcement of a drone registration system. Measure served on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS Registration Task Force and advised officials on the development of the registration system.
"We welcome the FAA's announcement of a drone registration system that is accessible to all. We worked diligently on the Task Force to develop common sense recommendations and we are pleased to see the FAA worked quickly to have these rules put into affect for the holiday season."
"With almost 700 near miss collisions of drones with commercial aircraft this year alone, we all must recognize that drones are aircraft and anyone using a drone is now a pilot. Our challenge now is to carefully integrate drones into the national airspace system. A drone registration system is a step in the right direction in developing sensible regulations to keep the American public safe."