UAS Will Present Flight Departments with Challenges, Opportunities

At NBAA’s 2015 Leadership Conference last week, a panel of industry experts discussed the business and economic opportunities for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), but also identified challenges that flight departments would face with incorporating UAS into their operations. Panelists also discussed the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the commercial use of small UAS (s-UAS), which was released on Feb. 15 for public comment.

Panelists were:

Sarah Wolf, NBAA senior manager, security and facilitation, who participates on RTCA special committees related to UAS integration

Ed White, chairman NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee (CAMC)

Brad Hayden, president and CEO of Robotic Skies

Dr. Brent Terwilliger, program chair for masters in science in unmanned systems Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and chairman of CAMC’s new UAS subcommittee.