As potential uses for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continue to increase, and technology continues to advance, there are numerous opportunities for business aviation. “We’re advocating for these new entrants, but we’re also advocating for our manned members.” said NBAA’s Heidi Williams, director of air traffic services and infrastructure. “We truly have to integrate, and we have to do that safely.” Williams and members of the NBAA UAS Working Group share insights on the safe development and integration of UAS in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
The unmanned aircraft system branch of telecommunications provider Verizon's flight department recently became the first such operation to be registered under the IS-BAO Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee recently sent to the FAA a final report, which includes more than 70 recommendations to enable broader commercial UAS operations.