The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

Arlington, VA 22206


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Arlington, VA 22206

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AUVSI Announces Rebrand of Annual Trade Show

May 6, 2015
Xponential will continue to serve as the experience hub for business and investment for this $48 billion industry.

Wynne Named President and CEO of AUVSI

Nov. 18, 2014
Succeeds retiring Michael Toscano on 12 Jan., 2015.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demonstration Highlights Benefits of Technology to North Dakota

June 25, 2014
In advance of the 8th Annual UAS Action Summit a flight demonstration was held highlighting benefits of UAS to public safety agencies.
Trade Associations & Events

FAA to Expedite Limited Commercial Operations of UAS

May 13, 2014
The FAA is expected to allow limited commercial operations for filmmaking, powerline inspection, precision agriculture and flare stack inspection.

AUVSI Announces Newly Elected Board Members

May 13, 2014
Newly elected directors for the 2014-2017 term are David Agnew, Neil Hunter, Leonard Ligon, Paul McDuffee, Ben Miller and Suzy Young.
Trade Associations & Events

AUVSI, AMA Lead 33 Organizations in Calling on FAA to Expedite Rulemaking for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

April 8, 2014
The letter also calls on the FAA to allow the limited use of small UAS for commercial purposes before the final rulemaking is completed.

Statement of Michael Toscano, President and CEO of AUVSI, On Facebook’s Plans to Use Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to Expand Internet Access

March 28, 2014
“It’s exciting to see more and more companies, from retailers to technology giants like Facebook, continue to realize the potential of unmanned aircraft systems."
Trade Associations & Events

Statement of Michael Toscano, President and CEO of AUVSI on the NTSB's Pirker Decision

March 7, 2014
Toscano: Our paramount concern is safety. We must ensure the commercial use of UAS takes place in a safe and responsible manner, whenever commercial use occurs.
Trade Associations & Events

AUVSI Encourages FAA to Allow Limited Small UAS Operations

Jan. 27, 2014
It also urged the FAA to stick to its newest deadline for publication of the small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and to make the NPRM a top priority for 2014.
Trade Associations & Events

Statement of Michael Toscano, President and CEO of AUVSI, On Amazon’s Announcement of Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to Deliver Packages

Dec. 2, 2013
Toscano: Whether it is improving agriculture output, helping first responders, advancing scientific research, or making business more efficient, UAS are capable of saving time...

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Statement of Michael Toscano, President and CEO of AUVSI, On the FAA’s Release of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Roadmap

Nov. 7, 2013
AUVSI applauds the FAA for taking this important step toward integrating UAS and recognizing the many societal and economic benefits that will follow.

New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support UAS for Search and Rescue and Border Patrol

Aug. 16, 2013
The poll found that 83 percent of Americans support UAS use for search and rescue and 62 percent support the use of the technology for patrolling our nation's border.
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Unmanned Aircraft

Aug. 15, 2013
The UAS industry meets in Washington

New Study Shows Strong Public Supports for Use of Unmanned Aircraft

June 24, 2013
An overwhelming majority of Americans support the use of unmanned aircraft for homeland security, search and rescue, and fighting crime, according to a new poll released today...

Unmanned Systems Industry Praises House Committee for Examining the Potential of Unmanned Aircraft in Advancing Scientific Research

Feb. 14, 2013
On Feb. 15, the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on the research and development needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft ...

AUVSI TO FAA: Focus on Your Mission, Proceed with UAS Integration

Nov. 29, 2012
Selection of six UAS test sites more than three months delayed…and counting.

AUVSI Launches Public Education Website to Highlight Benefits of Unmanned Systems

Nov. 5, 2012
11/2/2012-Arlington, Va. - Today the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) launched a public education website,, to highlight...

AUVSI Praises State-Based Effort to Move Forward Unmanned Aircraft Technology

Sept. 25, 2012
Aerospace States Association Calls on FAA to Advance Test Site Program That Could Bring Jobs and Economic Investment to States

AUVSI Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

July 30, 2012
Arlington, Va. - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announces its newly elected leaders on its Board of Directors.Officers elected for the 2012...