This is the latest book from long-time airspace integration participant/advocate Douglas Marshall.
What I found most striking was the comprehensive backstory of supporting critical efforts, standards groups, and the incremental regulatory steps that became part of the policy and regulations enabling the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems.
Also compelling was Chapter 5, shedding light on some of the Global Airspace Integration Activities. It will undoubtedly help readers better understand some of the integration work elsewhere.
The book is an excellent historical resource for anyone who wants to know how the current regulations and policies came to pass. And possibly also why we don’t have other rules enabling the industry. I believe that anyone in the commercial drone business and those in or contemplating Advanced Air Mobility and Urban Air Mobility (AAM/UAM) would benefit from reading this book. After reading, you will have an educated understanding of the future you are embarking on.
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Explores current Unmanned Air Systems policies with a view to developing a common airspace access and integration strategy.
UAS Integration into Civil Airspace: Policy, Regulations and Strategy examines the current state of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) airspace access and integration around the world, focusing on the efforts that have produced a regulatory response to the demand for access.
This analysis discusses the proposed architectures for a common strategic and analytical thread that may serve as templates for the entire community, as well as for regulators and policymakers who must balance the needs and demands of UAS users with the general public’s right to safe skies and privacy.
An understanding of the market forces and business cases that are fueling the development of technology is also covered with a focus on the economics of the industry.
The book presents a strategy for airspace access and integration that will facilitate humanitarian, environmental, social and security uses of unmanned aircraft systems on a global scale
Discusses existing and evolving policies and regulations from nations around the world for operating Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in civil airspace
Examines the current status of technological developments such as UTM and U-space and explores the technological potential in the years to come
Presents a comprehensive airspace integration strategy that balances the many conflicting interests in the UAS world, with due regard for safety, utility and affordability
UAS Integration into Civil Airspace: Policy, Regulations and Strategy is essential reading for all professionals involved in UAS industry, as well as students in mechanical engineering and law.
Mr. Marshall’s website: https://www.truenorthconsulting.org