Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are here to stay, and business aviation will play a key role in ensuring their safe integration into the National Airspace System. “There’s so much that [NBAA members] bring to the table with regard to history and context and especially airspace operations,” said Heidi Williams, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure. “We have decades of history steeped in a safety culture and risk management that new and emerging technologies like drones really can benefit from.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Doug Carr, NBAA vice president, regulatory and international affairs
Brad Hayden, founder and CEO of Robotic Skies and recently appointed member of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee
Heidi Williams, NBAA director, air traffic services and infrastructure
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.