Wednesday, November 13, 2013

FAA Releases UAS Integration Roadmap

From the press release:
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released its first annual Roadmap outlining efforts needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace. The Roadmap addresses current and future policies, regulations, technologies and procedures that will be required as demand moves the country from today’s limited accommodation of UAS operations to the extensive integration of UAS into the NextGen aviation system in the future.
By way of AUVSI. The Roadmap and Comprehensive Plan are both available to download from the FAA site.

1 comment:

  1. A couple of interesting ones from the UAS Comprehensive Plan:

    During FY12, the FAA initiated a program for test ranges in accordance with the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. This effort successfully generated a Screening Information Request (SIR) after a public comment period and public webinars, with almost 800 registrants, to address questions on the test ranges. All comments were adjudicated and the final SIR soliciting applications was published on February 14, 2013. The deadline for submitting applications was May 6, 2013. The FAA is currently evaluating the applications and anticipates that the test sites will be selected by the end of calendar year 2013.

    A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on small UAS is under development with the intent to provide safe small UAS access to the NAS. The NPRM for small UAS is being drafted and is targeted for release in 2014 .