Leading global drone manufacturers 3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot today are forming the Drone Manufacturers Alliance, a coalition that will serve as the voice for drone manufacturers and our customers across civilian, governmental, recreational, commercial, nonprofit and public safety applications.
Kara Calvert, director of the new alliance, says the group “will serve as the voice for drone manufacturers and [its] customers across civilian, governmental, recreational, commercial, nonprofit and public-safety applications. We will advocate for policies that promote innovation and safety and create a practical and responsible regulatory framework.”
The Drone Manufacturers Alliance believes a carefully balanced regulatory framework requires input from all stakeholders and must recognize the value and necessity of continued technological innovation. By highlighting innovation and emphasizing education, we intend to work with policymakers to ensure drones continue to be safely integrated into the national airspace.
Congratulations to the new Alliance. Certainly a challenging time for the consumer market and for several of the founding companies. Leadership is needed not just in Washington but to help ensure the sustainability of the retail channel. Hopefully the Alliance will embrace its peers.