The FAA announced today the availability of the FAA’s first annual roadmap for the Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS), as well as the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO)’s comprehensive plan, the purpose of which is to safely accelerate the integration of civil UAS into the national airspace system – it is a multi-agency approach to USA integration and coordination with the shift to satellite-based technologies and new procedures. If you are interested in UAS developments in the US, these are both well worth reading.
I am digesting these documents now. I will provide some thoughts on them over the coming days. Exciting times for the UAS industry in the US indeed!