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ULA’s Tory Bruno: FAA Engages Launch Industry for Licencing Rule Update

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Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance and past Wash100 recipient, has welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration's updated rules for the commercial rocket launch industry to ensure public safety while promoting growth of the space launch sector.

The executive detailed in his SpaceNews commentary how FAA has come up with the update by reaching out to commercial rocket launch companies and asking for their input on regulations to streamline launch and reentry licensing.

ULA, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman and other companies helped the agency develop and implement a new approach for safeguarding the public, payloads and launch infrastructure.

"The FAA's interest in the industry perspective has helped facilitate an open and fair process about how to most effectively regulate launch without impeding any of the groundbreaking advances," said Bruno.

The agency launched the effort in March 2018 and released the updated rules on Oct. 15, 2020.

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