Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) offer great promise for a variety of applications in many areas of life and commerce, including opportunities for use by entrepreneurs and companies that rely on aviation as part of doing business. That said, NBAA has long maintained that safety be the top priority for any plan to introduce UAS into the NAS, including assurances that unmanned aircraft meet equivalent certification, airworthiness and traffic avoidance standards as manned aircraft. NBAA personnel have participated in UAS working groups for 10 years, including participation through RTCA.

UAS Resources

Business Aviation Embraces Electric Flight, How Urban Air Mobility Creates Enterprise Value

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is being proven in cities today, and is expected to become an increasingly important part of our transportation system in the next several years with the introduction of eVTOL aircraft. This new report from NBAA and NEXA Advisors, LLC details the financial and economic business case for UAM and its benefits for business aviation users. Learn more about the potential business applications of this exciting technology [PDF].

Integrated Operational Management and Oversight for sUAS

Developed by NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee, this resource provides guidance for operators interested in adding sUAS to their operations. It contains background information on general aviation flight department preparedness for integrating drone technology as well as a detailed checklist of relevant factors to consider when selecting a service provider. Read more about how to integrate UAS [PDF] into your flight department.