As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) become more prevalent, companies are looking at how to best integrate them into overall operations and their flight department. Steve Dunai, UAS program manager for American Family Insurance, said his company started looking at areas where drones could be useful about two years ago, including in roof inspections, underwriting, security and more. Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, said there is an alignment in pilot and drone operation skills, but training is key.
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen was one of several aviation leaders who took part in the National Aeronautic Association and National Aviation Hall of Fame’s Sustainability and Innovation: Ensuring the Future of Aviation webinar on Sept. 10, 2020, to share perspectives on the industry’s environmental efforts.
The advanced air mobility sector offers the prospect of a convenient alternative to traditional transportation. However, for this emerging industry to reach its fullest potential it must gain the support of the general public.