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Incorporating UAS into Airport InfrastructureâPlanning Guidebook Â 125 13 Appendix: Other Resources The following is a sampling of resources that airport sponsors and management may review to obtain the latest legislation, technology, funding, and regulatory guidance related to UAS development and integration. This is not an exhaustive list, but most sites also provide additional links to other governmental (i.e. FCC, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and DOT), academic or business-related resources. Governmental Organizations Federal Aviation Administration Unmanned Aircraft Systems (FAA UAS) Description: The FAAâs UAS website contains up-to-date information on UAS regulations, certification and operating requirements, ongoing programs and partnerships, as well as frequently asked questions and link to other key resources. Why it is a resource: This is the definitive source for UAS regulatory, operational and licensing requirements in the United States. The site provides the most up-to-date data on current regulations and rules related to UAS operations and integration with the National Airspace System (NAS). Link: https://www.faa.gov/uas/ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Description: ICAO creates Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) as well as Procedures for Air Navigation (PANS) for the âsafe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sectorâ (ICAO, n.d.). Why it is a resource: The ICAO website contains an âhow-toâ guide to developing SARPs and PANS; information on the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Group (UAS-AG) which develops guidance on the harmonization of domestic UAS operations in order to maintain safety standards for manned aircraft as part of the UTM system; a UAS toolkit; and information about the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel (RPASP) which develops material to facilitate the integration of RPAs into non-segregated airspace and airports. The UAS Toolkit also provides access to 35 different countries, including the United States, state drone regulations to support international cooperation and business development. Link: https://www.icao.int/safety/UA/Pages/default.aspx European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) Description: The EASA is responsible for the certification, regulation, and creation of standards for the civil aviation industry in the European Union. Why it is a resource: EASAâs website contains news and content related to the operation of UAS in the European airspace, as well as updates on the status of EASAâs proposed amendment to provide standardized regulatory framework for UAS operations throughout Europe. Link: https://www.easa.europa.eu/easa-and-you/civil-drones-rpas
Incorporating UAS into Airport InfrastructureâPlanning Guidebook Â 126 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) â Aviation and Spaceports Office Description: Contains information on how to build a new airport to assist planning efforts through the Florida Aviation System Plan. Also contains description of several studies about air demand/capacity, economic impact, air cargo, as well as aviation forecasts and the Guidebook for Airport Master Planning. POC information are available in addition to links and downloadable documents. Why it is a resource: A list of references to FAA ACs and other publication is available to assist during the planning process. Users can find information on the travel patterns, demand for service, non-stop destinations and factors that affect the cost of fuel. The Airport Demand/Capacity study contains forecasts for years 2020 through 2060. Link: http://www.fdot.gov/aviation/planning.shtm North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Description: The North Carolina Department of Transportation aims at ensuring unmanned aircraft are flown safely and responsibly by implementing and managing regulations related to the operation of drones in the airspace of North Carolina. Why it is a resource: The North Carolina Department of Transportationâs website contains safety and regulatory resources pertaining to the operation of drones in general, as well as federal and state requirements and guideline for recreational, commercial, and government operators. The website also contains laws, regulations, statutes, and guides to the N.C. DOTâs UAS Operatorâs Knowledge Test. Link: https://www.ncdot.gov/divisions/aviation/uas/Pages/default.aspx National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Description: NCSL is a national organization that supports, defends and strengthens state legislatures. Since 2013, state lawmakers have debated if and how UAS technology should be regulated to address privacy concerns and economic impacts. To date, more than 41 states have enacted laws and/or resolutions regarding UAS activity. Why it is a resource: The NCSL website provides links and information regarding state UAS legislation (2013-2017), federal UAS legislation, state resources, NCSL resources in addition to other resources such as Congressional Reports. The site also provides recent information regarding public policy, government fiscal policy as well as trends in transportation. Link: http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/current-unmanned-aircraft-state-law- landscape.aspx UAS Organizations Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Description: AUVSI is made of corporations and industry, government, and academia professionals from over 60 countries, making it the worldâs largest non-profit organization. It promotes collective
Incorporating UAS into Airport InfrastructureâPlanning Guidebook Â 127 interest in unmanned systems technologies in the recent emergence of commercial and demand in consumer applications. Why it is a resource: AUVSI members benefit from access to innovative resources in this fast-paced and continually evolving industry. Link: https://www.auvsi.org/ National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Description: NBAA is a major aviation organization which supports the business aviation industryâs diverse interests. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides a variety of services and products. Why is it a resource: NBAA works with the aviation business community to address certification, operational and safety needs related to UAS integration. The Association advocates for the business aviation community and engages with federal and state regulatory agencies to develop recommendations and guidance for UAS development. NBAA members. Link: https://www.nbaa.org/ops/uas/ UAV Systems Association (UAVSA) Description: UAVSA was created in 2014 to support the sUAS and drone community. UAVSA provides its members a variety of tools and resources including insurance, compliance and networking to support small UAS businesses. Why is it a resource: The site provides a variety of domestic and international networking opportunities, compliance information, on-site digital log books, UAS insurance information, industry collaborations, and blog highlighting industry trends and new legislation. Services specifically available to members include Part 107 and 333 Exemption assistance, business development and insurance solutions. Link: http://www.uavsa.org/ Law Firms Rupprecht Law Description: Jonathan Rupprecht, JD, Esq., CFI, CFI-I is a lawyer, FAA-certified commercial pilot with single and multi-engine ratings, flight instructor, and adjunct professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for the Unmanned Systems Legal and Regulatory Compliance class. As part of his attorney practice Rupprecht Law, P.A., he has successfully obtained 333 exceptions to FAA Part 107. Why it is a resource: Drone law is one of the main practice areas of Rupprecht Law, with special emphasis on obtaining FAA approval for commercial drone operations. The website also contains articles, guidebook, and information about drone laws as well as lawsuits involving drones. Link: https://jrupprechtlaw.com/
Incorporating UAS into Airport InfrastructureâPlanning Guidebook Â 128 Hogan Lovells Law Firm Description: One of the main capabilities of the Washington D.C.-based law firm Hogan Lovells is unmanned aircraft systems. The firm provides counsel related to drone regulation in various countries; assistance to secure FAA waivers to fly UAS over the public; advises customers on flying UAS beyond line of sight, in urban areas, at night, or outside of Part 107 boundaries; and counsels companies about privacy issues related to the use of drones. Why it is a resource: The website contains publications, events, firm news, and blog articles concerning recent cases and regulations related to UAS activities. Link: https://www.hoganlovells.com/en/service/unmanned-aircraft-systems Magazines and Journals DroneWorld Description: DroneWorld is an authorized DJI Dealer and 5-star member of independent customer review site Trust Pilot. Why it is a resource: Customers will find various brands and models of UAV for sale, as well as associated accessories and spare parts. Link: https://www.drone-world.com/ UAS Magazine Description: UAS Magazine is an online publication whose audience is commercial manufacturer and operators, as well as those wanting to expand their knowledge of unmanned aircraft operations. The articles cover the latest technologies for the civil, defense, and commercial markets of unmanned aerial systems. Why it is a resource: UAS Magazine covers the latest news on the topics of manufacturing & distribution, operations, engineering and design, policy and regulation, payload. Link: http://www.uasmagazine.com/ Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems Description: The Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems is a peer-reviewed and open-source UAS online resource related to UAS applications and technologies. Why it is a resource: Readers can download volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems at no cost. Link: http://uasjournal.org/
Incorporating UAS into Airport InfrastructureâPlanning Guidebook Â 129 Top Drone Magazine Description: This website contains a list of the following major magazines related to drones: RotorDrone Magazine, Unmanned Vehicles, Unmanned Systems, Inside Unmanned Systems, Drone Magazine (Australia), Drone User Magazine, Drone Magazine (UK), DRONES Monthly, Drone MULTIROTOR, Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering. The list contains basic information for each magazine, as well as a description of their content. Why it is a resource: Readers will find articles on a variety of topics, from aerial, ground, and maritime unmanned systems, to reviews for first-time buyers, and updates on new technologies and upcoming rules and regulations. Link: https://skytango.com/top-drone-magazines/ DroneLife Description: DRONELIFE shares the latest updates on drone-related news, new technologies and products, videos, and legal precedents. Why it is a resource: Readers can find product reviews, information and articles about a variety of industries (e.g. agriculture, inspection, police and fire, delivery, real estate, surveying, and construction), as well as articles about businesses investing in drone technology. Link: https://dronelife.com/ Other Resources Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Library Resources Description: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is one of a few four-year Universities that offer bachelor and master degrees in Unmanned Aerial Systems in addition to providing extensive research and development in the field. Why it is a resource: The ERAU library provides access to a variety of resources including books, e- books, latest versions of electronic aeronautical information publications (AIPs), UAS Law, International UAS regulations, links to various UAS organizations and other useful websites. Link: https://erau.libguides.com/UAS