Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
News and issues relating to civil and military unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) of all kinds and sizes, including those used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), combat (unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs), law enforcement, research and other applications. Of particular focus is the FAA's planned integration of UAS into the U.S. national airspace system.
The UK carrier expects to introduce remotely piloted UAS into operations next year.
Agency seeks to reaffirm its authority to regulate the use of small unmanned aircraft.
FAA’s lead UAS executive said the agency will use a provision to allow limited commercial use of unmanned aircraft.
At “Civilian Applications for UAS” workshop attendees question agency progress in opening NAS to commercial UAS operations.
As companies and universities flew their fixed- and rotary-wing models, spectators watched on screens installed in a tent nearby.
The first test mission took place moments after the university received its COA from the FAA.
The six test ranges ould provide an avenue for UAS manufacturers to eventually gain full type certification and airworthiness approval of their designs.