The UAS sector continues to evolve and grow in line with the development of new technical capabilities and the identification of additional capabilities that UAS solutions can provide. Use of unmanned aircraft in both recreational and business applications continues to increase and this upward trend is expected to continue. UAS technology offers societal and business benefits that need to be enabled without causing undue risk to other aviation users or the general public. UAS integration is a global issue which requires global and regional alignment of the regulatory approach.
The CAA must be appropriately organised and resourced 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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