Aviation Industry Authorities Launch AccelerātUM To Expedite Unmanned Mobility Operations

NEWS RELEASE
JUNE 4, 2020
Contact: News@AcceleratUM.com

Launch of AccelerātUM Supports Unmanned Mobility Efforts

Park City, Utah, and Washington, DC – June 4, 2020:  Today, a group of senior executives and experts from the aviation industry announced the launch of AccelerātUM, a company focused on advancing unmanned mobility operations. 

Headquartered in Park City, Utah with offices in Washington, DC, AccelerātUM is an inclusive, non-partisan, privately funded collaborative developing consensus-based solutions for the unmanned mobility industry by bringing together commercial end-users, municipalities, emergency service providers, manufacturers, technology providers, researchers, and regulators.

“AccelerātUM is a different type of collaborative organization,” said Lessing Stern, Co-founder, and Chairman of the Board.  “We founded AccelerātUM to address the need for consensus-based solutions to the complex and ambiguous problems the unmanned mobility industry is facing today.”  

Michael Huerta, Co-founder, and former FAA Administrator said, “Unmanned aircraft systems are growing at a fast rate and the standard regulatory processes are slower and more deliberative by design.  This poses a risk to the safety and security of our critical infrastructure and the National Airspace System.” Huerta continued, “AccelerātUM was created to accelerate the development and implementation of policies, standards, and best practices necessary to address that risk.”

James Williams, Co-founder and former Director of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office said, “The unmanned mobility industry has always discussed the need to find ways to accelerate the integration of UAS into the U.S. Airspace.” Williams continued, “AccelerātUM is the organization capable of doing that and more.”  

“We are excited to lead the collaborative approach needed to accelerate the safe and secure integration of UAS into our National Airspace System,” said Ben Rifkin, Co-founder, and CEO at Ten Eighty Capital.  “The launch of AccelerātUM marks the beginning of this result-driven coalition.”

About AccelerātUM
AccelerātUM is an inclusive, non-partisan, privately funded collaborative developing consensus-based solutions for the unmanned mobility industry by bringing together commercial end-users, municipalities, emergency service providers, manufacturers, technology providers, researchers, and regulators.  For more information, visit us at www.AcceleratUM.com or follow us on Twitter @Accelerat_UM, and LinkedIn.

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About AccelerātUM

AccelerātUM is an inclusive, non-partisan, privately funded collaborative developing consensus solutions for the unmanned mobility industry by bringing together commercial end-users, municipalities, emergency service providers, manufacturers, technology providers, researchers, and regulators. For more information, visit us at www.AcceleratUM.com or follow @Accelerat_UM on Twitter.