Experts from DJI, the world's largest manufacturer of consumer drones, are available to discuss the latest report from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of possible encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
“Keeping the skies safe is DJI’s top priority, and we firmly believe drones are a valuable addition to the airspace for both commercial and recreational purposes,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI’s Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs. “The FAA’s latest list of unverified reports includes many instances where pilots and people on the ground simply mentioned seeing drones in the air. We want to ensure the public and policymakers put these reports in context with the millions of flight hours that drones safely navigate through airspace for businesses, farms, hobbyists, photographers and government agencies. Many of those drones have helped save lives in situations involving fires, floods, and missing people."
The FAA estimates annual sales of UAS will rise from 2.5 million in 2016 to 7 million in 2020. As the popularity of drones increases for commercial and recreational use, DJI has been a leader in building safety measures into its technology, as well as working with the FAA and other industry groups to educate consumers about how and where to fly safely.
DJI is a member of the Know Before You Fly campaign, which provides educational information to operators about safe operations. Visit www.knowbeforeyoufly.org to learn more about safe UAS flying.
To speak with a DJI expert on the evolving field of UAS regulation, please contact Adam Lisberg, DJI’s North American Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.