Industry will be well-represented with Bryan McKernan on unmanned aerial systems rulemaking committee

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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association announced today that UAS Committee Chairman Bryan McKernan, Chief Revenue Officer at Consortiq in Annapolis, Maryland, has been selected to represent the Association on the Federal Aviation Administration Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).
Bryan McKernan

Bryan McKernan

Through his participation in the ARC, Bryan, a Marine Corps Veteran, will play a vital role in contributing to and shaping the future of unmanned aircraft integration into the United States’ National Airspace System. The FAA is establishing this committee of external stakeholders to make recommendations to the agency for regulatory requirements to enable routine BVLOS UAS operations.

“I am excited about the opportunity to represent NATE and the dynamic communications infrastructure industry on the FAA’s UAS BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee, said McKernan.

“It is a top priority for me to ensure the industry’s priorities are brought to the forefront when it comes to UAS integration into the National Airspace System and ultimately help get commercial utilization of drones to scale,” added McKernan.

“BVLOS is the ‘Holy Grail’ for the drone industry and we are very excited for this ARC to kick off. I am humbled to be a part of it.”

To review the FAA charter outlining the ARC’s scope and tasks in more detail, visit HERE.  For information on NATE, visit