ANSI opens registration for 2018 unmanned aircraft systems standardization meeting

ANSI (The American National Standards Institute) has announced the opening of registration for the 2018 meeting of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative meeting (UASSC), scheduled for September 20 in Washington, DC, the institute said.

Established in 2017, the UASSC is a cross-sector coordinating body whose primary deliverable will be a roadmap that identifies existing UAS (a.k.a. “drones”) standards and those in development, defines where gaps exist, and recommends additional standardization activity to address the gaps.

The purpose of the September 20 meeting is to review a first draft of the standardization roadmap, which is now in development and targeted for release a week prior to the meeting.

The UASSC has four working groups (WGs) that examine standards issues across the spectrum of topical areas: WG1 covers airworthiness; WG2 covers general flight operations, personnel training, qualifications, and certification; WG3 covers flight operations for critical infrastructure inspections and commercial services; and WG4 covers flight operations for public safety.

The American National Standards Institute is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance US global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

The Institute is the official US representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the US National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).