The UAS sector as we know it is going through significant and fundamental change. There is an expectation of continued increased use of small UAS by recreational as well as business users. UAS technology offers societal and business benefits that need to be enabled without causing undue risk to other aviation users or the general public. It is a global issue which requires global and regional alignment of the regulatory approach.
The CAA must be appropriately organised to efficiently address this developing aviation sector. There is a need for proportionate and risk based regulation that can accommodate future technologies without the need for substantial future revision, without undue burden on other aviation stakeholders.
The CAA UAS programme is divided into three focus areas of delivery: safety; efficiency and effectiveness and support the Government’s UK Drone Strategy.
This is a programme of CAA workstreams to enable:
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