ICAO is asking international locations to cooperate on worldwide requirements for unmanned air site visitors administration (UTM.)
At the opening of the ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium in Abuja yesterday, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu “stressed the importance of a globally coherent regulatory framework for the management of unmanned air traffic,” says ICAO, a specialised company of the UN (United Nations.)
“If you consider a company envisaging a global drone fleet to enhance its deliveries, the value of having a myriad of domestic national regulations aligned via globally harmonized international standards becomes clearly apparent,” President Aliu remarked.
While acknowledging the challenges and pressures to work shortly, the president confused security. “States are facing increasing pressure to open the door widely for unmanned aircraft, and while their socio-economic benefits seem clear, we must avoid the tendency to rush headlong into unmanned aircraft system operational frameworks which have not benefitted from all due diligence and the careful regard required for existing airspace users.”
ICAO not too long ago requested for proposals for UTM frameworks, which will likely be reviewed by an advisory group for viability. Those beneficial will likely be introduced at ICAO’s upcoming trade convention, DroneEnable.
The ICAO chief acknowledged that implementing UTM techniques would tax the sources of many international locations, and promised that his group would assist to search out options for this downside. Dr. Aliu added his feedback that he believed drone know-how would improve the lives of many individuals.
“We are already seeing new businesses and humanitarian operations leveraging these technologies and the opportunities they offer. This is occurring in ways that we had not envisioned even just a decade ago, and this evolution and innovation will only continue as more and more people allow their imaginations to take off, literally and figuratively,” he stated.