The United States is currently undergoing a transformative technology era thanks to drones, but with a new President taking office next year, the future of that era is still unknown. The Commercial Drone Alliance, an organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of commercial drone businesses and users, recently wrote to President-elect Donald Trump asking for his help in pushing the drone industry further.
According to the Alliance, the United States still lags behind the rest of the global drone world. “This is where the incoming Trump Administration, with your focus on jobs, the economy and a free market, can take significant steps to enhance American competitiveness. We are at a critical time for UAS policymaking, and your incoming Administration has the ability to create good jobs and grow the economy by propelling UAS technology forward,” the Alliance wrote.
The Alliance is hoping Trump will appoint commercial drone industry experts to his administration. The Alliance stated that it is imperative for policymakers to understand how to foster innovation in a safe and secure fashion.
In addition, the Alliance is sending Trump a list of names who would be well suited for FAA, Department of Transportation, and White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy leadership positions. “The commercial drone industry is enthusiastic about your pro-business, pro-economic growth focus—and particularly your passion to see the United States to succeed, everywhere. We look forward to working collaboratively with your team in the days, months and years to come,” it wrote.