Enabling manned and unmanned aircraft to share common airspace is progressing slowly

Transforming the world’s air traffic control (ATC) systems to accommodate commercial and military aircraft, as well asunmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is proceeding, but is proving to be difficult, says the military representative to the European air traffic management (ATM) authority EUROCONTROL. Continue reading “Enabling manned and unmanned aircraft to share common airspace is progressing slowly”

NextGen Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Development and Demonstration Roadmap

This is the first report of progress in producing a NextGen Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Development and Demonstration Roadmap (NextGen UAS RD&D Roadmap). The  activity was established to enable a responsive, efficient, timely, coordinated multiagency  Research and Development (R&D) effort that will enable the U.S. to realize fully the benefits of  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS). Continue reading “NextGen Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Development and Demonstration Roadmap”