Register for a range of sessions:
Industry Standards Supporting Assured Autonomy
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET
This panel features leaders from the FAA, unmanned aircraft industry, and advanced aerial mobility industry to discuss how industry standards are supporting flight approvals for autonomous aircraft. As autonomy becomes more integrated into the design and operation of the next generation of aircraft, industry standards will play an essential role in ensuring safety and enabling regulators to keep pace with technology. This panel will discuss the current state of the art and the challenges and opportunities for consensus standards.
An Assured, Standards-Based Approach to Routine BVLOS
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ET
Demand for BVLOS operations is increasing, yet there is still no clear picture for how to approve and assure safe autonomous operations in the national airspace for a huge range of potential UAS missions. Solutions so far have generally been tactical in nature for very specific use-cases. A robust, scalable, and commercially viable solution is badly needed that can serve the whole industry. A group sponsored by ASTM International F38 on UAS has spent the last 18 months developing a robust and strategic approach rooted in industry consensus standards to enable routine BVLOS in national airspace systems worldwide. The group has produced a detailed technical report that describes this framework, is usable for any UAS operation, and could be embraced by regulatory bodies around the world. This panel of industry and regulatory experts will explain the framework, summarize the key tenets, and then discuss how this system will be able the unlock routine BVLOS operations while assuring the appropriate safety of any UAS operation. There will be time for Q&A from the audience to make sure all key questions are answered.