Legal Framework of UTM for UAS

23rd December 2020

2020 Digital Avionics Systems Conference

UTM Operational Concept

The legal framework for UTM (Unmanned aircraft system Traffic Management) will need to develop as regulators grapple with issues that relate to legal responsibility and accountability as the proliferation of drones increases.

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Enabling Civilian Low-altitude Airspace and Unmanned Aircraft System Operations.

What is the problem?

Many beneficial civilian applications of the UAS have been proposed, that include goods delivery, medical deliveries, infrastructure surveillance, search and rescue and agricultural monitoring. Currently, there is no established UTM infrastructure to enable and safely manage the widespread use of BVLOS low-altitude airspace and UAS operations, regardless of the type of UAS.

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