In past posts, there is research and development going on in the UAV market on how to create automated systems to allow UAVs into the United States airspace and to properly allow all operators to be aware of current flight traffic conditions.
The Transportation Research Board is doing a webinar on: Next Generation Air Transportation System: A Research Update. It is on March 17, 2015 from 1-2pm CDT. This will update all aviation interests (beyond UAVs/Aerial Survey) on the status of the expansion of the system. It does not appear to reference UAVs directly (probably have questions come up in the Q&A section), but it is worth it to attend to learn about the future direction of the system to allow a streamlined system for commercial UAVs to take flight all over, from established names to startups and keep a zero accident collision record into the future.
There is no fee for this webinar, you can register here.
Here is the planned content:
- PART 1: Overview of committee activities and ways to get involved
- PART 2: Research updates on the following ACRP NextGen projects currently underway:
- ACRP Project 01-27: NextGen—A Primer
- ACRP Project 01-28: NextGen—Guidance for Engaging Airport Stakeholders
- ACRP Project 03-33: NextGen—Airport Planning and Development
- ACRP Project 03-34: NextGen—Understanding the Airport’s Role in Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)
- ACRP Project 09-12: NextGen—Leveraging NextGen Spatial Data to Benefit Airports
- PART 3: Question and answer session
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the ACRP NextGen initiative and its research projects; and
- Discuss the outcomes from the ACRP NextGen initiative workshop held in February 2015.