Airspace Integration Plan for Unmanned Aviation

The Office of the Secretary of Defense Airspace Integration Plan for Unmanned Aviation outlines the key issues that must be addressed to achieve the goal of safe, routine use of the National Airspace System (NAS) by Department of Defense (DoD) Remotely Operated Aircraft (ROA). It is based upon ongoing work performed in support of the joint Office of the Secretary of Defense- Federal Aviation Administration (OSD-FAA) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Airspace Integration Initiative. The Airspace Integration Plan is intended to provide the reader with background information, program status, and goals for the integration of military ROA into the United States National Airspace. Integration of unmanned and manned aircraft for military operations, and ROA operating procedures are subjects beyond the scope of this document. The information detailed in this plan is based on a survey of existing technologies and regulations, as well as proposed development and support for new solutions as required. To achieve full integration of military ROA by the desired 2010 timeframe, the plan identifies six critical regulatory and technology issues that must be addressed before safe and efficient integration can occur: (1) Air Traffic; (2) Airworthiness Certification; (3) Aircrew Qualification; (4) See-and- Avoid; (5) Command, Control, Communications; and, (6) Reliability.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 81p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2005 1:45PM