Mission

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports was commissioned in 2019 by AUVSI and ACI-NA to address the timely and critical issue of incursions by unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at our nation’s airports and how best to mitigate this threat.

Recent UAS incidents at airports raise concerns of gaps in safety and security and underscore the need for airports to have clear policies to deal with these incidents. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports will study this issue and will generate expert-led dialogue, produce a trove of collated information from stakeholders, and ultimately establish a policy framework for UAS mitigation at airports and how best to mitigate this threat. The goal is for this initial work to lead to and inform future conversations about UAS mitigation at other facilities (national landmarks, stadiums, public gatherings, prisons, military bases, etc.) as well as to refine the procedures for airports and their partners to follow.

The unprecedented level of UAS operations in recent years has far exceeded all estimates and has been challenging for both the U.S. government and the aviation community. This is especially true in the airport environment where the threat of UAS intrusions introduce great risk and highlight the need for solutions that can safeguard airports from rogue UAS.

2,400,000

Projected number of small hobbyist drones registered in the U.S. in 2022, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports is soliciting input from individuals, companies, and interested stakeholders on the timely and critical issue of UAS mitigation at airports. If you have thoughts to share about best practices, protocols, government policy, or other ideas, please use this form to submit your comments to the Task Force.

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Commissioned by AUVSI and ACI-NA