Jenner & Block

“Integration through Separation: Why an ATC Split Could Be a Hit for Drones,” The Air & Space Lawyer

In this article, Jenner & Block Special Counsel Steven J. Seiden and Associate Katherine B. Johnson explain that the Trump administration has vowed to corporatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system.  They review current drone policy and anticipated drone rulemaking activity, discuss the genesis and rationale behind ATC reform and explore how ATC reform could benefit the drone industry.  They conclude:  “While the prospects for a privatized ATC Corporation are unclear given the current political climate, the establishment of such a Corporation could be transformative for the drone industry.”