What is the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee?
The Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC) was established in R.C. 122.98 with the passage of House Bill 292 of the 130th General Assembly. The Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee is tasked with:
Studying and developing comprehensive strategies to promote the aviation, aerospace, and technology industry throughout the state, including through the commercialization of aviation, aerospace, and technology products and ideas;
Encouraging communication and resource-sharing among individuals and organizations involved in the aviation, aerospace, and technology industry, including business, the military, and academia;
Promoting research and development in the aviation, aerospace, and technology industry, including research and development of unmanned aerial vehicles;
Providing assistance related to military base realignment and closure.
How many members serve on the OAATC?
The OAATC is compromised of 21 members.
How are the members of the OAATC selected?
6 members are appointed by the General Assembly:
Three by the President of the Senate
Three by the Speaker of the House
14 members are appointed by majority vote of the six members representing the Senate and House of Representatives. One member is appointed by the Governor.
When did the committee start?
The committee became effective September 17, 2014.