White House Plans Summit on Drones, Advanced Aviation Next Week

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The White House is planning a summit on advanced air mobility on Aug. 3 as the number of drones operating in the US accelerates.

  • Panels will discuss the benefits and security concerns with drones and new technology, according to a draft agenda obtained by Bloomberg Government
  • Officials, groups, and companies in the advanced air mobility space are expected to attend, including Joby Aviation Inc.
  • NOTE: The Biden administration has asked Congress to expand its authority to intercept menacing drones, which expires in October; a Senate panel will vote on a bill to expand such powers next week
  • Previously: Drone Delivery Is Near With FAA, NASA Focused on Safety

To contact the reporter on this story: Lillianna Byington in Washington at lbyington@bloombergindustry.com

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