Zacc Dukowitz

FAA and Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Integrating Drones into National Airspace

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The FAA recently announced an agreement with the Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) to harmonize “domestic and international safety standards for drones.”

The announcement was made at the 2020 FAA UAS Symposium, which was co-hosted by AUVSI and conducted virtually due to the pandemic.

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Under the agreement, the FAA’s UAS Integration Office will collaborate with the FOCA’s Innovation and Digitalization Unit of Switzerland. The details of the partnership are laid out in a Declaration of Intent that both organizations have signed.

Read today's post to learn about the details of the agreement, and why the FAA may have picked Switzerland for this kind of collaboration.

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