ANSI publishes latest version of standardization roadmap for unmanned aircraft systems

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the publication of version 1.0 of the Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, the company said.

The roadmap was developed by the Institute´s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), a group established to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS aka drones) into the national airspace system of the United States.

Over 300 individuals from some 175 public- and private-sector organizations actively supported the document´s development, including representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), additional US federal government agencies, standards developing organizations (SDOs), industry, academia, and others.

This roadmap represents the culmination of the UASSC´s work over the last 15 months to identify existing standards and standards in development, assess gaps, and make recommendations for priority areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization including pre-standardization research and development (R&D). Topical areas covered include airworthiness; flight operations; personnel training, qualifications, and certification; and specific operations for critical infrastructure inspections, commercial services, and public safety.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 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.