Association of Commercial

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Working together for the benefits of small UAS

Professional sUAS advocacy to help your business succeed

Yes, I want Commercial sUAS to move forward!

ACUAS Represents the Professional Users of Small UAS

The benefits of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or “drones”, are being proven everyday. Hundreds of new small businesses are starting to explore the possibilities of using sUAS to contribute to society and businesses in incredibly useful ways.

Those who see the exciting future of this technology ahead are ready to act, but so far commercial operations have been stifled in the US due to a lack of clear regulations, safety standards, and public misunderstanding.

The ACUAS firmly believes:


and businesses and citizens deserve the opportunity to move forward along with the rest of the world.


and until proven necessary, our government has no basis for restricting commercial operations.


to include everyone who wishes to use and benefit from safe and responsible sUAS operations, without delay and without restrictive barriers-to-entry.


New and Coming Developments:

Formal NPRM comment letter to FAA

ACUAS Speaks at AHS International Unmanned Systems Specialists Meeting

OkGo “Responsible Drone” Concert by partner UAV Grassroots

Town Hall Discussion on Commercial sUAS


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What is sUAS?

Small UAS are Unmanned Aircraft Systems weighing under 55 lbs, flying no higher than 500′ above ground level, operating below or outside the airspace used by larger aircraft.

How do we ensure safety?

Any commercial Small UAS operations should require competent, licensed operators. All users should be required to carry insurance appropriate to the situation and risk level.

Who are the users of sUAS?

A “user” is anyone who seeks to benefit from the operation of sUAS, such as businesses, organizations, public entities, or private individuals.

How do we ensure privacy?

Any invasions of privacy should be restricted by existing local, state, or federal laws, and enforced by those law enforcement agencies as appropriate.

Who owns the National Airspace?

The American People own the National Airspace, and the Federal Aviation Administration has been appointed to manage it safely to permit use by the public.

How are commercial sUAS operations unique?

Commercial sUAS operators are under great pressure to operate safely and responsibly for their clients and their businesses. If seeking results in more sensitive or higher-risk scenarios, they have strong reasons to work closely with officials.

“We can do amazing, incredibly beneficial things with this technology, and we’re ready to get started.

That’s the core reason for doing this.”

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ACUAS Submits Formal Comments to FAA’s NPRM

On March 13, 2015 the ACUAS submitted its formal comments on the FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the commercial use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).