Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has acted as an important ACUASI partner since the very beginning--especially the Alaska Regional branch of the FAA.
In particular we would like to recognize the FAA's trust and support of our program by selecting the University of Alaska Fairbanks and ACUASI to act as the lead FAA Unmanned Aircraft test site in the nation. For more on this see our page on the Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex.
Here are some useful links related to the FAA and the UAS industry:
ASSURE is the FAA-selected Center of Excellence for UAS Research in the nation. The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) is comprised of twenty-two of the world's leading research institutions, including ACUASI and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. ASSURE is also kept on the cutting-edge of UAS developments by over a hundred leading industry and government partners.
The mission of the Medallion Foundation is straightforward: reduce aviation accidents. They accomplish this by fostering a proactive safety culture and promoting higher safety standards through one-on-one mentoring, research, education, training, auditing, and advocacy.
Due to the great risk associated with aviation in Alaska and the obvious safety benefit of unmanned aircraft systems, a partnership between ACUASI and the Medallion Foundation is only natural.
Alaska UAS Legislative Task Force
The Alaska Unmanned Aircraft Systems Legislative Task Force has been foundational in promoting a culture of education, safety, awareness, and responsibility in the emerging Alaska unmanned aircraft industry (among both professionals and hobbyists).
It was with these goals in mind that the Alaska UAS Legislative Task Force created AlaskaDrones.Org, a public education resource with the mission of raising public awareness of the laws applicable to sUAS.
- AlaskaDrones.Org, a public education resource
- The Alaska UAS Legislative Task Force Website
- UAS Operator Safety Guidelines and FAQs about Privacy