Welcome to the Future: The Next Stage of UAS Traffic Management
IFA Comment: Drone operations need traffic management solutions. If Airworthiness is being fit to fly, drones will not be fit to fly without the means to stay safe in the air.
When we picture the future, we might imagine scenes from our favorite science fiction movies, with drones that deliver packages, medications, pizza, and other necessities right to our doorstep (why yes, pizza is a necessity…).
Thanks to the emergence of sophisticated drone technology, the future is actually here.
The low altitude airspace has grown crowded, with more Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) occupying our skies every day. While busy skies are exciting and rife with opportunity, they also present novel challenges when it comes to the management of our airspace.